Tilapia Caprese

Basil pesto-topped tilapia fillets are baked to perfection then sprinkled with shredded mozzarella for a taste of Italian summers.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup uncooked whole wheat orzo
  • 4 Sea Best Tilapia Fillets, thawed
  • 1 teaspoon salt 
  • ¼ cup prepared pesto sauce
  • 4 teaspoons snipped fresh chives
  • ¼ cup shredded mozzarella cheese 
  • 6 tablespoons diced fresh tomato

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350˚F.
  2. Cook orzo according to package directions.
  3. Season both sides of Sea Best Tilapia Fillets with salt. Spread pesto on one side of each fillet.
  4. Place tilapia, pesto side up, in a greased 13"x 9"x 2" baking dish. Bake, uncovered, for 9-12 minutes or until fish flakes easily with a fork.
  5. In a bowl, combine the cooked orzo and chives.
  6. Sprinkle baked tilapia with cheese and diced tomato. Serve with orzo.

Servings: 4 

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