Sunday, September 27, 2015

Baked Mediterranean Fish - Plaki




 I know, trust me.  It was so good. Bursting with the flavors of the Mediterranean, it's good for you, with a little indulgence thrown in for good measure.  Isn't that what life is about it?

I made this dish using frozen fish fillets (not the common practice) in the Greek cuisine.  However, I have "I don't do bones" fish lovers in the house, so fillets it is...
I did have to accompany it with french fries don't you know, I mean it is ultimately a very "traditional Greek dish, served always with fries"!!


This is such a simple yet literally delicious recipe.  I am sure even your non fish loving family/friends will dig into this with gusto.  My neighbor and his fiancee did.  He is a non fish lover, and literally gobbled it down when I brought them a dish to share.  His exact words were; "wow, these flavors are spot on".  Yup, that's Mediterranean cooking for you.

Ready for this very simple recipe?  Here we go;

Prep time: 15 minutes
Bake time:  1 hour
Yield: 6 servings

Ingredients:
6 fish fillets, still frozen (I used haddock and cod combined)
2-3 small/medium tomatoes, seeded and diced
3 large cloves garlic, diced fine
1 medium onion, diced fine (I used fresh chives for this, 1 cup)
1 cup basil leaves, chopped
1-1/2 cups fresh parsley, chopped
1 tsp salt
1 tsp pepper
1/4 olive oil
Aluminum foil


Directions:
-Preheat your oven to 350F (176C)

-Using your favorite baking pan, lay your fish fillets and set aside.

-Prep all your veggies/herbs and add to a medium bowl.  Drizzle in the olive oil, and add your salt and pepper. Toss to coat.

-Cover your fish with the fresh vegetable and herb topping.  

-Cover with aluminum foil and bake for approximately 45 minutes.  There will be juices in the pan, drain them.  Return back into oven uncovered this time, for another 15 minutes.

Serve this wonderful and healthy for you dish with your favorite side.  Or you can do as the Greeks do, serve it with fries!  

Opa!

Till next time! 
 
Dishin with Didi

2 comments :

  1. Hi, lovely blog and nice to meet you!

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    1. Thank you so much and very nice to meet you as well. Thank you so much for stopping by!!

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