Basil-Wrapped Tilapia

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Basil-Wrapped Tilapia
Basil-Wrapped Tilapia
Jane Bruce

Basil-Wrapped Tilapia

There's nothing that smells more like summer than a beautiful fish cooking in basil. With this recipe you get a light summer dish, but also something that's very quick and easy to make. The basil is what makes this dish stand-out: once it's baked it gains a crunchy texture that is hard to stop eating.

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Ready in
20 m
2
Servings
445
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 3 Tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 Tablespoon white wine, preferably dry
  • 2 Tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 16 Ounces tilapia fillets
  • Salt, to taste
  • 1/2 Cup large basil leaves
  • 1/4 Cup feta cheese, crumbled
  • 1/4 Cup diced shallots

Directions

Preheat the oven to 450 degrees.

 

Combine the butter, white wine, and lemon juice in a bowl. Brush the mixture onto the first side of each tilapia fillet, add a dash of salt, and then place basil leaves all over the fish. (Don't skimp on the basil leaves, they should cover the entire fish.)

 

Repeat on the other side, except before you add the basil leaves to the top of the tilapia, add the feta cheese. Spread the feta cheese across the tilapia and then cover with basil. Top with the diced shallots and pour the remaining sauce on top.

 

Place the tilapia on aluminum foil on a baking sheet. Put the tilapia in the oven for 10-15 minutes depending on the size of the fish. Take out and serve immediately while hot.

Basil Shopping Tip

Look for bright green leaves free of dark spots. The leaves should be dry and are best kept wrapped in a paper towel in a bag when storing in the refrigerator.

Basil Cooking Tip

When using basil in a hot recipe, add it only at the last minute. Otherwise you will lose the flavor and fragrance of the herb.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
25g
39%
Sugar
3g
N/A
Saturated Fat
15g
75%
Cholesterol
176mg
59%
Protein
49g
98%
Carbs
5g
2%
Vitamin A
189µg
21%
Vitamin B12
4µg
66%
Vitamin B6
0.5mg
26.9%
Vitamin C
8mg
14%
Vitamin D
7µg
2%
Vitamin E
2mg
8%
Vitamin K
36µg
45%
Calcium
143mg
14%
Fiber
0.8g
3.2%
Folate (food)
76µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
76µg
19%
Iron
2mg
11%
Magnesium
76mg
19%
Monounsaturated
6g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
9mg
46%
Phosphorus
472mg
67%
Polyunsaturated
2g
N/A
Potassium
810mg
23%
Riboflavin (B2)
0.3mg
18.9%
Sodium
734mg
31%
Thiamin (B1)
0.1mg
9.4%
Trans
0.7g
N/A
Zinc
1mg
10%