Parmesan Pesto Tilapia

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5 component dishes. I ♥ them.

Among my very first and still preferred cookbooks is the Fresh Food Quick cookbook by Cooking Light. It includes page after page after page of healthy, simple dishes with little component lists and barely any prep time. I utilized to be ashamed about liking it due to the fact that it was seriously the simplest cookbook ever and I have a blog site and I need to act expensive and things. However you understand what? Spoiler alert: I’m in fact not expensive, at all. There is no embarassment in making the cooking procedure practical and easy so that you in fact … um … do it.

Grated cheese on a cutting board.

About a week after we got to the Philippines, I discovered the follow up to that cookbook called Fresh Food Superfast in a little book shop at the shopping mall.

I was still because stage where you need to either purchase or take an image of every familiar thing that you discover anywhere. So 2 seconds later on I had paid a million and a half dollars due to the fact that obviously that’s the going rate for thick, complete page photo cookbooks in the Philippines? and was leaving the door currently imagining the excellent dishes that would originate from this book. Bjork teases me when I utilize it due to the fact that I appear like some sort of 5-ingredient dish graduate level scholar. It’s a HUGE cookbook. Absolutely worth the million and a half dollars.

I like it a lot that it deserves personally bring all 5 pounds of it home throughout the ocean. Yep, I’m that lady.

Green basil pesto in a jar.

It’s likewise worth making these dishes 5 days prior to moving when I have 2 determining cups, a kitchen area scissors, and a couple of paper plates left in my kitchen area.?!?! Or not. In some cases I am not great at being logical.

I simply have something genuine fast. UK buddies, can you inform me about this Waitrose? Is it a brand name? A shop? Both? I have actually now purchased 4 Waitrose products from my regional Filipino supermarket and I am over the moon in love with all 4 things: the apple chutney from the apple quinoa salad, ginger beer, gummy infants (absolutely scary and yet soooo extremely excellent), and this beautiful pesto that I overdid my tilapia.

I had one reader remark that Waitrose was a bit costly in the UK, however for whatever factor it appears to be a fair bit less expensive than the American brand names we get here in the Philippines. My pesto had to do with the equivalent of 3 dollars, and anytime you can invest less than 10 dollars on an import product here you’re practically winning at life.

Dear Waitrose, pertained to the United States and offer us gummy infants!

Tomatoes in a white bowl.

About the pesto tilapia.

Tilapia with shredded cheese on a pan with tin foil.

It’s embarrassingly simple. Other than remember I’m not going to be ashamed about simple things if it indicates I in fact prepare them more. Right Lindsay? Right. So I’ll simply call it awesomely simple.

5 active ingredients:

  1. Tilapia
  2. Parmesan
  3. Pesto
  4. Fresh sliced tomatoes
  5. Salt, lemon juice, butter, and so on

And this is what you’ll get:

Parmesan pesto tilapia on a plate.

Priiiiitty! I didn’t even suggest for this to be so beautiful, like serve it to your supper visitors beautiful, however in some way it is and I like it.

You most likely thought this currently however the very best part of all this is that the Parmesan gets a little crispy-crunch to it due to the fact that it broils so magnificently. Set that with the delicately flaky white fish and the fresh tang of the tomatoes, and after that the thick and smooth basil sauciness of the pesto … ohhhyeah. I have a thing for texture. And cheese.

Parmesan pesto tilapia on a plate with a fork.

And for today’s last shot, this is what occurs when beautiful impress your supper visitors food ends up being supper for one on the sofa.


Parmesan pesto tilapia on two white plates.

You understand my table? The one with the very special scratched and graffitied wood that I purchased the marketplace which I am so unfortunate to be leaving in the Philippines? Bjork states he’s going to take the leading pieces off the table, load them in our travel suitcase, reassemble them for me when we get house.

He understands the method to my heart, for sure.

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Parmesan Pesto Tilapia

Parmesan Pesto Tilapia

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This easy Parmesan pesto tilapia is broiled to a tacky golden excellence and topped with pesto and fresh sliced tomatoes. Simply 5 active ingredients.



  1. Preheat the broiler. Pat the tilapia dry with a paper towel. Put on a baking sheet lined with foil. Cover the foil with cooking spray or olive oil to avoid sticking.
  2. Sprinkle each fish filets with 2 tablespoons of Parmesan cheese. Broil for 10-11 minutes or till the fish is no longer clear and the cheese is browned on the top.
  3. Leading each filet with fresh tomatoes and a tablespoon of pesto. If you have additional Parmesan, include simply a little bit over the top of the fish, tomatoes, and pesto it can look truly quite. Leading with salt, pepper, lemon juice, and/or melted butter.

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Look how brief and simple that is! I like it.

You men? I am now formally done cooking in this little house. That’s a little unfortunate due to the fact that it’s been an actually excellent year of food, and likewise a little pleased due to the fact that it’s h-o-t because kitchen area. I have a couple of things lined up in the line for our upcoming posts, however our cabinets are empty other than for cereal and mangoes due to the fact that we’re flying house NEXT WEEK! Next time I prepare, I’ll be back in Minny-sota.

Thank you for your love and persistence and whatever else excellent that you give Pinch of Yum as we gradually + undoubtedly make our method back house in a couple of days.

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