Food Swings: Citrus Fish Bake
By Jacob Mathias
Hello, fellow eaters and welcome to the gloom that has been the last few days. We’re all a little damp, a little down and more than a little ready for the upcoming sun.
When it comes to food, I love the sun. I love fresh ingredients and bright flavors. To this end, I like to use a lot of citrus.
And citrus goes great with fish. We all love a Friday night fish fry, but maybe once in a while we should do a Tuesday citrus fish bake, just to cut down on the grease.
You will need:
4 six oz. fish fillets – something mild like tilapia or flounder
Juice of 1 lime, 1 lemon, and 1 orange
Salt and pepper
1/2 teaspoon red chili flake
2 tbsp olive oil
1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
1 tsp. chopped garlic.
In a Ziploc bag, combine juice, chili flake, olive oil, cilantro and garlic and shake together. Add in fish fillets and lay flat in fridge for about an hour.
Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
In a baking dish, lay fish out flat and pour marinade over. Season fillets with salt and pepper.
Place in oven and bake for 10-15 minutes or until fish flakes apart.
Serve with a spring green salad and red wine vinaigrette.
And remember, live to eat.