Fish Fillets with Roasted Red Pepper Mayonnaise

Accent tender tilapia with a pretty mayonnaise dressing made with jarred roasted bell peppers, cumin, and garlic.

  • Prep Time 30 min
  • Total Time 0 min
  • Servings 4

1
tablespoon butter
1 1/2
to 2 lb. tilapia fillets
1/4
teaspoon salt
1/4
teaspoon pepper
1/4
teaspoon paprika
1/2
cup light mayonnaise
1/4
cup chopped roasted red bell peppers (from a jar)
1/4
teaspoon cumin
1
garlic clove, minced

  • 1 Heat oven to 400°F. Using about 1/4 of the butter, lightly grease shallow baking pan. Arrange tilapia fillets in buttered pan. Brush fish with remaining butter; sprinkle with salt, pepper and paprika.
  • 2 Bake at 400°F. for 15 to 20 minutes or until fish flakes easily with fork.
  • 3 Meanwhile, in small bowl, combine all remaining ingredients; blend well. Serve fish with mayonnaise mixture.

Expert Tips

When cooked, the lean white flesh of the tilapia is sweet, mild, tender and has no "fishy" flavor. The tilapia at your market may be from a fish farm in this country or from the fresh waters of Colombia or Coasta Rica.

In the past, if you wanted to add the sweet-smoky flavor of roasted red bell peppers to your cooking, you had to roast, then peel the ripe peppers. Now roasted bell peppers are available by the jar. The roasted peppers make a tasty addition to spreads, soups, pastas and salads.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1/4 of Recipe
Calories
285
(
Calories from Fat
135),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
15g
15%
(Saturated Fat
4g,
4%
),
Cholesterol
110mg
110%;
Sodium
490mg
490%;
Total Carbohydrate
5g
5%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
  Sugars
4g
4%
),
Protein
32g
32%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
18%;
Vitamin C
16%;
Calcium
2%;
Iron
4%;
Exchanges:
4 1/2 Very Lean Meat; 2 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
0
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.