Poached Tilapia Recipe

poached tilapia
poached tilapia

This poached tilapia recipe is a culinary technique that transforms this mild freshwater fish into a tender and flavorful masterpiece. Unlike more traditional cooking methods, poaching involves gently simmering the fish in a bath of seasoned liquid, allowing it to cook slowly and absorb the subtle flavors of the surrounding broth. The result is a dish that is both delicate and delicious, showcasing the natural taste of tilapia while infusing it with nuanced aromas.

As you cook with this poached tilapia recipe, it absorbs the delicate flavors of the surrounding liquid. The result is a fish that is infused with the aromatic essence of the herbs, spices, and other ingredients in the poaching broth. For an extra burst of freshness, consider adding a squeeze of lemon juice or a sprinkle of chopped herbs just before serving.

Ingredients for Poached Tilapia

  • 4 (4 ounce) fillets tilapia
  • Fresh lemon Juice – 1 lemon
  • 2 teaspoons ground coriander
  • 1 teaspoons dried parsley
  • 1 roma tomato (Dice the tomato)

Directions for Cooking

  1. Place the tilapia, lemon juice, coriander, and parsley in a bowl. Coat the fish evenly on all sides with the mixture. Set fish in the refrigerator for 2 hours.
  2. Grease a baking dish and pre-heat oven to 350 F.
  3. Place fish in dish and coat with remaining marinade. Top each fillet with sliced tomatoes. Cover with aluminum foil.
  4. Bake in pre-heated oven for 15 minutes. Remove foil and bake for an additional 5 minutes uncovered.

The marinade for poached tilapia adds flavor to the already mild fish. This dish is fast and easy to make. If you like this recipe check out our other tilapia fish recipes.