Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Mediterranean Fish Fillets $6.32

If you know Barbara or me, you know we love Jillian Michaels ... this recipe is from her website for some really yummy fish fillets.  Nutritionally about 225 calories with 7 grams fat, 9 g. carbs and 25 g. protein.  A favorite way to make eating the "fish" (you know the voice and eye roll) more paletable.

2 tsp. olive oil
1 medium onion, thinly sliced
1/4 c. dry white wine$1.25
2 cloves garlic .10
2 cups tomatoes, diced .59
8 black olives.30
1/4 tsp. orange zest.05
1/2 tsp salt.02
1/2 tsp fresh ground pepper.02
16 ounces fish - like tilapia or mahi-mahi or halibut$3.99

Preheat oven to 450 degrees

Heat oil in medium non-stick skillet over medium heat - add onion slices, saute until lightly browned (3 minutes).  Add wine and garlic - simmer 30 seconds then stir in tomatoes, olives, and orange zest.  Season with 1/4 tsp. salt and 1/4 tsp pepper.

Season fish with the remaining salt and pepper - arrange in single layer in a pie pan or baking dish.  Spoon the tomato mixture over the fish and bake, uncovered, until the fish is just cooked through - 10 to 20 minutes depending on thickness of meat.  The fish will flake easily when it is done.

We're plating this with asparagus, which you can cook any number of ways - I'll suggest my personal favorite...

1 Tbsp garlic
1 Tbsp olive oil
enough asparagus for your family

place asparagus in a non-stick frying pan with enough water to cover the bottom - maybe 1/8 to 1/4 inch in pan.  heat over medium heat until the water is boiling, cover and reduce heat to maintain boil for about 4 to 6 minutes - drain excess water add oil and garlic - saute for about 2 minutes - ready to serve.

the directions on the bag of frozen asparagus will work nicely too, though.


With all the carbs we've had with yesterday's pasta and the soup on Monday we're skipping the bread or starchy stuff tonight - but garlic toast or fresh baguette serves really nicely with this really appetizing-on-the-plate meal.


  1. I made this "dinner" at noon time today for a dear dear friend of mine (my son's Godmother). She enjoyed it, but didn't eat black olives, can you believe I didn't know that ... Good thing it's now noted in here so I can reference it later. Anyway, you'll see in the picture that I post that I served it with a side of whole grain couscous. Simple and nice, probably not necessary, and not something I would have done were it not for the presence of a great friend I haven't dined with in too too long. Thanks for joining me friend! Please come again!

  2. Well, I was very inspired to make this fish entre of Jillians.since I just watched her on Biggest Loser lastnight, and she and Bob are my heros!! Kim and I get a little nutty about them, but we seriously love anyone who can help so many people get healthy and change their lives! The fish was so good, I wish I had made extra. It had so much flavor and yet was so light and fresh tasting. I ended up eating my nephew Bobbies olive and my sons, I think olives are like capers, either you like them, or you dont, there is no inbetween. I loved eating theirs! Ok, now for the fun part- this whole meal cost......$6.74.
    want the breakdown:
    3 tblsp olive oil .60
    1 medium onion .20
    1/4 c dry white wine .25
    3 cloves garlic .40
    8 black olives .50
    1/2 tsp orange zest .10
    4 pieces tilapia $2.52
    2 cups diced tomatoes .98
    frozen asparagus $ 1.19
    and thats all folks.