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Thursday, October 6, 2011

Another GP Recipe: Greek Fish

So I'm getting a little behind in my Gooseberry Patch blogging.
I've cooked a few things from Slow Cookers, Casseroles and Skillets. 
Here's one I really like for several reasons:
A.  Fish is so quick to make--it bakes in less than 20 minutes!
B.  This is a nice change-up from our regular food. (The Husband is supposed to be eating more fish every week, but everybody seems to get bored with it at our house.) and
C.  Did I say it was quick and easy???

Here's Greek Tilapia with Orzo
(I really, really have to switch cameras when I'm shooting the cookbook page... they always come out so orange.)

Start with your basic ingredients...
1.5 lbs of tilapia
cherry tomatoes
8 oz orzo pasta (don't you love this stuff?)

Put the fish in a 9 by 13 baking dish.
Pour the juice of one lemon and the zest over the fish.

Sprinkle with 1 Tablespoon of oregano.

Cut the cherry tomatoes in half and spread in the pan with the fish.

Cover with foil and pop it in the oven at 400 degrees for 16-18 minutes--until the fish is flaky
(or, more technically 140 degrees, which wasn't listed in the cookbook, but we all know it--don't we?).

While it's in the oven, cook the orzo in boiling water for 8-10 minutes, then drain and fluff with a fork.

Then, serve up a pile of orzo with some of the juices from the fish pan and the fish over the top.
I really, really liked this meal (with a fruit salad and a broccoli salad on the side).
In fact, I annoyed my coworkers with the smell of microwaved left-over fish at lunch time. (Although, honestly, I don't think Tilapia smells nearly as much as salmon. So there.)

If you want to see more Gooseberry Patch recipes, click over to the Real Farmwives of America blog to see what some of the other ladies are cookin' up.


  1. That looks like one delicious meal and healthy to the core. I grew up on fish. We lived on a lake and were poor during the depression. My father loved to fish so we had fish literally 3 times a day. Sooo good for you. I still never eat red meat or chicken but plenty of fish.
    Good recipe


  2. See... i could do the fish! haha

    The rice, it might up being a little bit gooey at the end!

    Big hugs and hope you see you soon!!!