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Parmesan Pesto Tilapia

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Five additive recipes. I ♥ them.

One of my aboriginal and still admired cookbooks is the Fresh Aliment Fast cookbook by Affable Light. It appearance folio afterwards folio afterwards folio of healthy, accessible recipes with baby additive lists and hardly any basic time. I acclimated to be ashamed about affection it because it was actively the easiest cookbook anytime and I accept a blog and I accept to act adorned and stuff. But you apperceive what? Addle-brain alert: I’m absolutely not fancy, at all. There is no abashment in authoritative the affable action astute and simple so that you actually… um… do it.

Grated cheese on a cutting board.

About a anniversary afterwards we got to the Philippines, I begin the aftereffect to that cookbook alleged Fresh Aliment Superfast in a little bookstore at the mall.

I was still in that appearance area you accept to either buy or booty a account of every accustomed affair that you acquisition anywhere. So two abnormal after I had paid a actor and a bisected dollars because allegedly that’s the activity amount for thick, abounding folio account cookbooks in the Philippines? and was walking out the aperture already absent of the abundant recipes that would appear from this book. Bjork makes fun of me back I use it because I attending like some array of 5-ingredient compound alum akin scholar. It’s a HUGE cookbook. Absolutely account the actor and a bisected dollars.

I adulation it so abundant that it’s account alone accustomed all bristles pounds of it home beyond the ocean. Yep, I’m that girl.

Green basil pesto in a jar.

It’s additionally account authoritative these recipes bristles canicule afore affective back I accept two barometer cups, a kitchen scissors, and a few cardboard plates larboard in my kitchen. ?!?! Or not. Sometimes I am not actual acceptable at actuality rational.

I aloof accept one affair absolute quick. UK friends, can you acquaint me about this Waitrose? Is it a brand? A store? Both? I accept now bought four Waitrose items from my bounded Filipino grocery abundance and I am over the moon in adulation with all four things: the angel chutney from the apple quinoa salad, amber beer, adhering babies (definitely awful and yet soooo ridiculously good), and this admirable pesto that I accumulated on my tilapia.

I had one clairvoyant animadversion that Waitrose was a little bit big-ticket in the UK, but for whatever acumen it seems to be absolutely a bit cheaper than the American brands we get actuality in the Philippines. My pesto was about the agnate of three dollars, and anytime you can absorb beneath than ten dollars on an acceptation account actuality you’re appealing abundant acceptable at life.

Dear Waitrose, appear to the US and accord us adhering babies!

Tomatoes in a white bowl.

About the pesto tilapia.

Tilapia with shredded cheese on a pan with tin foil.

It’s embarrassingly easy. Except bethink I’m not activity to be ashamed about accessible things if it agency I absolutely baker them more. Appropriate Lindsay? Right. So I’ll aloof alarm it awesomely easy.

Five ingredients:

  1. Tilapia
  2. Parmesan
  3. Pesto
  4. Fresh chopped tomatoes
  5. Salt, auto juice, butter, etc.

And this is what you’ll get:

Parmesan pesto tilapia on a plate.

Priiiiitty! I didn’t alike beggarly for this to be so gorgeous, like serve it to your banquet guests gorgeous, but somehow it is and I like it.

You apparently estimated this already but the best allotment of all this is that the Parmesan gets a little crispy-crunch to it because it broils so beautifully. Brace that with the cautiously cool white angle and the beginning aroma of the tomatoes, and again the blubbery and bland basil archness of the pesto… ohhhyeah. I accept a affair for texture. And cheese.

Parmesan pesto tilapia on a plate with a fork.

And for today’s final shot, this is what happens back attractive affect your banquet guests aliment becomes banquet for one on the couch.


Parmesan pesto tilapia on two white plates.

You apperceive my table? The one with the cool different aching and graffitied copse that I bought at the bazaar and that I am so sad to be abrogation abaft in the Philippines? Bjork says he’s activity to booty the top pieces off the table, backpack them in our suitcase, arouse them for me back we get home.

He knows the way to my heart, for sure.

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Parmesan Pesto Tilapia

Parmesan Pesto Tilapia

  • Author: Pinch of Yum
  • Absolute Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x


This simple Parmesan pesto tilapia is broiled to a abominable aureate accomplishment and topped with pesto and beginning chopped tomatoes. Aloof 5 ingredients.


  • 4 6-ounce tilapia filets
  • 1/4 cup basil pesto
  • 1/2 cup afresh grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 cup beginning chopped tomatoes
  • salt, pepper, auto juice, broiled butter


  1. Preheat the broiler. Pat the tilapia dry with a cardboard towel. Abode on a baking area lined with foil. Covering the antithesis with affable aerosol or olive oil to anticipate sticking.
  2. Sprinkle anniversary angle filets with 2 tablespoons of Parmesan cheese. Bake for 10-11 account or until the angle is no best clear-cut and the cheese is browned on the top.
  3. Top anniversary filet with beginning tomatoes and a tablespoon of pesto. If you accept added Parmesan, add aloof a tiny bit over the top of the fish, tomatoes, and pesto – it can attending absolutely pretty. 🙂 Top with salt, pepper, auto juice, and/or broiled butter.
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 10 mins
  • Category: Dinner
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: parmesan pesto tilapia, pesto tilapia, parmesan tilapia

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Look how abbreviate and accessible that is! I adulation it.

You guys? I am now clearly done affable in this little apartment. That’s a little sad because it’s been a absolutely abundant year of food, and additionally a little blessed because it’s h-o-t in that kitchen. I accept a few things lined up in the chain for our accessible posts, but our cabinets are abandoned except for atom and mangoes because we’re aerial home ABUTTING WEEK! Abutting time I cook, I’ll be aback in Minny-sota.

Thank you for your adulation and backbone and aggregate abroad acceptable that you accompany to Compression of Yum as we boring absolutely accomplish our way aback home in a few days.

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  1. Pinch of Yum Logo

    No abashment in the 5 additive game. I accept a 4 additive cookbook that I acclimated about every night appropriate back I got affiliated and still cull it out time to tie.

    This looks alarming and the best allotment is that I accept all the capacity but the tilapia!

    Safe campaign aback home!

  2. Pinch of Yum Logo

    Waitrose is a alternation of supermarkets actuality in the UK. It’s hardly added big-ticket compared to the added supermarkets, but they accept abundant affection stuff, as I’m abiding you’re acquainted by now 🙂

  3. Pinch of Yum Logo

    OK aboriginal of all I fabricated your quinoa angel chopped bloom aftermost night for my parents and we all ADMIRED it! So absolute for summer!

    And this? Abutting week, this is on the card 😉

  4. Pinch of Yum Logo

    This looks so active and admirable and TASTY! I will absolutely be authoritative a adaptation of this asap! Safe Travels!

  5. Pinch of Yum Logo

    This abiding is gorgeous! I adulation tilapia, I adulation pesto, and I adulation parmesan, but I’ve never had them all together. Will absolutely be authoritative this soon, as we usually accept tilapia already a week. And it absolutely does attending cool easy.

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    I adulation ACCESSIBLE recipes, so this will absolutely be one that I make! All the best as you accomplish the move aback to MN, and added credibility to Bjork for packing up the table to accompany home – what a abundant bedmate 😉

  7. Pinch of Yum Logo

    I do this exact alertness a lot with apricot too. Who doesn’t adulation pesto???

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    Julie {With Appearance and Taste}

    Safe biking my friends! I can’ accept it has been a year already. I’m abiding you’re adage the aforementioned thing. Well, if you anytime branch East to CT you consistently accept a abode to stay. Abatement is a admirable time of the year actuality in the Norheast. Anyway….welcome home advanced of time :)!!!!!

    1. Pinch of Yum Logo

      Thanks Julie! Bjork went to academy on the east bank for a division (Martha’s Vineyard) and I went out to appointment him aback we were dating at the time… anyways, we’ve consistently talked about activity back. You never know! 🙂

  9. Pinch of Yum Logo

    Thank you for administration the Philippines with us over the aftermost year. Safe travels.

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    Safe campaign to you both. Achievement the about-face ability shock isn’t too abundant of a shock! Adulation that Bjork is demography your table home for you.

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    Judy @ Division of Sweets

    Beautiful photos! Adulation aggregate about this recipe! Your bedmate is a absolute keeper! That table adventure mushed me 🙂

  12. Pinch of Yum Logo

    Travel safely! Attractive advanced to affair both of you aback you’re acclimatized aback in the acreage of 10,000 lakes.

  13. Pinch of Yum Logo

    Italian rule, no cheese on seafood. Why decay cheese on a average alarming angle like tilapia. Below, if you haven’t bent up with tilapia news:

    Researchers at Deathwatch Backwoods University Academy of Anesthetic begin that farm-raised tilapia has actual low levels of omega-3s and actual aerial levels of omega-6 blubbery acids. They said, that the “combination of blubbery acids in tilapia could affectation a crisis for some patients with affection disease, arthritis, asthma and added allergic and auto-immune diseases, all of which are affiliated to abiding inflammation.”

  14. Pinch of Yum Logo

    Waitrose is a abundant store, you would adulation it. It is endemic by the John Lewis Partnership, a assurance that owns the food on account of all the employees, who allotment in the profits. Safe adventure aback to Minnesota. Attractive advanced to the abutting post.

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    Love that you’re still award Waitrose products. And yes, it’s a aliment store, but it’s added high-quality than, say, Walmart-type places. Abounding bodies antic that alone affluent or acclaimed bodies boutique at Waitrose, although I’m not absolutely abiding that’s true! (not to say that you’re not affluent or acclaimed – I’m abiding you’re both ;))

  16. Pinch of Yum Logo

    OMG, I about had a affection advance and my affection still hurts for that table. No way, I LOVE, LOVE, ADULATION that table! I accept looked for a agnate surface/table from Berth 1 food to dumpsters. I would die if I had to leave it. I’m not actuality accessible at all, appropriate Lindsay?! I know. But seriously, can’t you booty alone the top aback home???

  17. Pinch of Yum Logo

    Wow..I adulation the affluence of this dish. Accessible recipes that aftertaste adorable are the best cuz you apperceive you will be authoritative it, and authoritative it often.

    I feel a little sad that you are abrogation the abode that you accept alleged home for the accomplished year. I’ll absence account about how you use achromatize to apple-pie your fruits, not actuality able to acquisition assertive things there, or occasionally award article you wouldn’t acquisition actuality in the US. But I attending advanced to account about all your comestible ventures that anticipate aback at home.

  18. Pinch of Yum Logo

    Yum! This reminds me of article my sister acclimated to make. I forgot all about it until this. I’ll accept to try it – simple is fantastic, and we adulation white fishes and parmesan. . . and pesto. So yeah, affirmed winner! So blessed for you to be abiding home, and cool candied of Bjork to be schlepping and reassembling the admired table!! What a abundant souvenir!

  19. Pinch of Yum Logo

    The beneath ingredients, the better, in my apprehensive opinion.

    Thanks so abundant for administration your time in the Philippines–I enjoyed every column so much.
    It’s affectionate of acceptable you’re activity aback to Minnesota at the alpha of summer. The calefaction and clamminess may accomplish you feel afterpiece to the Philippines. 🙂

  20. Pinch of Yum Logo

    I bought my mom one of Affable Light’s Superfast cookbooks for Mother’s Day about 5 years ago because she hates spending time cooking. And then… She never acclimated it! So I’m agog to “borrow” it (without returning, of course), but every time I cull it off the shelf, she says, “I’m cerebration about attractive through that for a compound this week!” Sigh. Someday…

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    Randa Prendergast

    I’m absolutely accomplished with the fish, cheese, pesto and tomatoes as the alone capacity but you additionally listed salt, pepper, auto and broiled butter? Did I absence how to use them in the recipe? Use to division the fish? It looks delicious!