Oven Baked Tilapia and Pumpkin

    1 hour 35 minutes

    A wonderfully healthy way to prepare tilapia or other white fish - baked in the oven with butternut pumpkin and a honey lime marinade.

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    Serves: 4 

    • 1/4 cup (65ml) honey
    • 3 tablespoons lime juice
    • 2 cloves garlic, minced
    • 500g tilapia fillets
    • salt and pepper to taste
    • 1 butternut pumpkin - peeled, seeded and sliced
    • 1 bunch fresh asparagus spears, trimmed and chopped
    • 1 dash chicken salt
    • 1/2 cup mozzarella cheese

    Preparation:15min  ›  Cook:20min  ›  Extra time:1hour marinating  ›  Ready in:1hour35min 

    1. In a large bowl mix the honey, lime juice and garlic. Season tilapia with salt and pepper, place in the bowl and marinate 1 hour in the refrigerator.
    2. Preheat oven to 180 degrees C. Lightly grease a medium baking dish.
    3. Arrange the squash and asparagus in the baking dish. Place tilapia on top of vegetables and season with chicken salt. Discard remaining marinade.
    4. Bake 20 minutes in the preheated oven until vegetables are tender and fish is easily flaked. Sprinkle with mozzarella and continue baking 5 minutes or until cheese is lightly browned.

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    What a great dish! The honey lime sauce was wonderful. I used fresh zucchini instead of squash (cutting it on a strong diagonal), I omitted the poultry seasoning...instead I drizzled the zucchini & asparagus w/ olive oil, a little thyme, celery salt, the juice from one lime & a bit of lemon pepper (turning veggies to coat) & baked it for 10 minutes (because it turned out to be quite a pile of veggies) before topping it w/ fish. The veggies had a great flavor ...especially the zucchini. I turned the oven to broil when I topped the fish w/ the mozzarella & broiled them until the cheese started to brown just a bit (it looked much more appealing than just melted cheese). I can't wait to have this aagin! Next time I think I will let the tilapia marinade for a couple hours longer.  -  10 Feb 2006  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    I followed the advice of others and left out the poulty seasoning and mozzerela cheese, also marinated about four hours instead of one and used seasonal veggies(zucchini and yellow squash) in place of butternut and asparagus. Family loved it and I will definatly make this again.  -  11 Jul 2008  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    Really loved the honey-lime marinade...I agree with other reviewer and skipped the poultry seasoning and unless you like your veggies REALLY crisp 25 min is not enough to cook butternut squash. Tilapia tasted Great!  -  17 Apr 2005  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)