Baked Tilapia with Sweet Potato Fries Recipe
As I work on each recipe this month, I am trying to find two recipes that go perfectly together to create a full meal. This week I pulled two recipes that are tied together with their spice combinations. The oregano, chili powder and pepper make for an awesome complement between the fish entree and the vegetable side dish.
I modified the recipes a bit and much like last week with the honey-lime chicken, I made the recipes twice: once with the original ingredients and once with my modifications. Overall I enjoyed the meal but the real gem is the sweet potato fries. First, you won’t know that they weren’t deep fried and most importantly both the taste and the crispiness are amazing! I will definitely be making these sweet potato fries often and you should definitely give them a try. I am always looking for new ways to make sweet potatoes after I discovered how awesome they are a couple of months ago.
The fish was good, moist and tasty but it was a bit plain. I added extra garlic in my modifications which helped but I’d probably kick up the spices a bit more next time.
The Baked Tilapia with Sweet Potato Fries Recipe below serves two with prep time of 10 minutes and cook time of 30-35 minutes.
|Ingredients for Tilapia
||Ingredients for Sweet Potato Fries
Tilapia: Combine everything but the tilapia in a bowl while preheating the oven to 400 degrees. Rub the mixture all over the fish but be careful not to break the fish apart. Place fish onto parchment-lined baking sheet and pour any remaining seasonings on the fish. Bake for 10 minutes.
Sweet Potatoes Fries: Cut the sweet potatoes into long, evenly-sized fry strips. Place into bowl with cold water for 30 minutes. While they are soaking, mix up the oil and spices in another bowl. After the potatoes soak, rinse and pat as dry as possible with a paper towel. (the key to the crispy is to get all the water out)
Rub the spice mixture all over the potatoes and cover them well using your hands. Bake for 20 minutes at 430 degrees. Turn the fries over after the 20 minutes and bake for 12-20 minutes watching them after 12 minutes for your preferred level of crispy perfection. One note: I cooked the fries and the tilapia in the 400 degree oven then raised the temp to 430 once the tilapia was done. The fries still came out perfect so if you cook together, use my modified temp.