Whiting and Mizithra Pasta

    25 minutes

    This is a delightful way to prepare fresh whiting with pasta and an undertone of Mizithra cheese and garlic.

    12 people made this

    Serves: 1 

    • 60g spaghetti
    • 4 tablespoons olive oil
    • 1 fillet whiting
    • 1/2 cup cherry tomatoes
    • 1 portobello mushroom cap, chopped
    • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground black pepper
    • 1/2 lemon
    • 2 cloves garlic, chopped
    • 1/2 cup torn cos lettuce
    • 1/4 cup grated Mizithra cheese

    Preparation:10min  ›  Cook:15min  ›  Ready in:25min 

    1. Bring a saucepan of lightly salted water to a boil. Add spaghetti and cook until tender, about 8 minutes. Drain.
    2. Meanwhile, heat the oil in a frypan over medium heat. Place the whiting fillet in the centre and add the tomatoes and mushroom. Season with pepper and then squeeze the lemon juice over everything. Place the squeezed lemon half into the frypan.
    3. Cover and cook for about 10 minutes or until fish flakes easily with a fork, turning the fish halfway through. Toss with pasta and cos lettuce. Serve over spaghetti and garnish with Mizithra cheese.

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    Amazingly easy and delicious! I've done this recipe several times now. It's even a simple and tasty recipe for just the fish. I've used pollock when I didn't have tilapia and even served it over plain pasta when I didn't have mizithra cheese. I've substitued canned mushrooms, canned diced tomatoes, and lemon juice from a bottle. I've added zucchini, basically substitute and use whatever is on hand. Very versatile dish! FYI - I just had to register in order to give the first review on this recipe. I've used this site since 2002 and my husband wanted mizithra pasta like the Old Spaghetti Factory. I tried this dish to use my leftover cheese and wanted to give credit to this recipe.  -  28 Apr 2006  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    Fantastic Meal! I made it even lighter by switching out the starchy pasta and using spaghetti squash instead. I made it for four people and used a whole medium-sized spaghetti squash. I cut the spaghetti squash in half and put it on a plate filled with water face down and microwaved each half for 8 minutes. I allowed each half to cool and then scarped the spaghetti squash out into a bowl. I then sauteed the squash in 3 tablespoons of butter and then added Mizithra cheese. My husband and I absolutely inhaled it!  -  22 Mar 2010  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    Like others, found this an enjoyable way to prepare tilapia. Also, I ended up using a blend of several other hard cheeses since finding mizithra in a small southern town just isn't going to happen...and it was just fine. Thanks!  -  23 May 2010  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)