Parmesan Crusted Pesto Tilapia with Roasted Tomatoes

Parmesan Crusted Pesto Tilapia with Roasted Tomatoes
After making the summery version of the parmesan crusted pesto tilapia bruschetta I could not help but think to update this fall/winter version. The only difference between these recipes is that the summer version uses beautiful fresh ripe tomatoes but when they are not available this version works better, roasting the tomatoes to help concentrate and bring out more of their flavour. This dish could not be easier to make, you simply sprinkle the parmeson on the fillets and broil them along with the cherry tomatoes until the fish is cooked and the tomatoes have roasted up and started to burst. If you are looking for a tasty, quick and light dish you really cannot go wrong with this parmesan crusted pesto tilapia with roasted tomatoes!

Parmesan Crusted Pesto Tilapia with Roasted Tomatoes
I like to use small tomatoes on the vine for a nicer presentation.

Parmesan Crusted Pesto Tilapia with Roasted Tomatoes

Parmesan Crusted Pesto Tilapia with Roasted Tomatoes

Prep Time: 5 minutes Cook Time: 10 minutes Total Time: 15 minutes Servings: 4

A light, simple and delightful tilapia fillet topped with melted parmesan, basil pesto and roasted tomatoes.



ingredients
  • 4 (6 ounce) tilapia fillets
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/2 cup parmigiano-reggiano (parmesan), grated
  • 4 cups cherry tomatoes or small tomatoes on the vine
  • 1/4 cup basil pesto
directions
  1. Season the fillets with salt and pepper, sprinkle on the parmesan and broil along with the cherry tomatoes until the parmesan is golden brown and the fish is no longer translucent, about 10-12 minutes. (Tip: Broil the tomatoes on aluminum foil to catch all of the juices.)
  2. Serve the fish topped with pesto and roasted tomatoes.
Nutrition Facts: Calories 245, Fat 6g (Saturated 3g, Trans 0), Cholesterol 94mg, Sodium 322mg, Carbs 6g (Fiber 1g, Sugars 4g), Protein 40g
Nutrition by: Nutritional facts powered by Edamam

52 comments:

Laura @ Hungry and Frozen said...

That looks fantastic, the tomatoes look gorgeous. Pesto is so versatile... :)

Bridgett said...

I have never tried Tilapia. It is a mild fish? Your tomatoes look mouth-watering!

Kevin said...

Bridgett: Tilapia is a pretty mild fish.

cookinpanda said...

This is super simple. And a nicely incorporate tomatoes. I really like this. Tilapia is quite mild and generally flavorless, so the idea of pesto also really helps out with that.

VeggieGirl said...

pesto! tomatoes! asparagus! **swoons**

magpie said...

This looks so fresh! What a great dish for summer. Tilapia is one of my favorite fish.

maybelles parents said...

sounds very healthy.

The Urban Eater said...

Pesto + Anything = YUMMY!and roasted tomatoes with all of that concentrated bite! Ya know how it gets you right on the jaw line. So very good.
I do love Tilapia. It's a such a versatile fish that takes on the flavors of whatever you pair it with. I'm lucky. The tilapia I get was swimming about 24 hours prior. Gotta love the Gulf of Mexico.
But, geesh. I need to go to Canada for asparagus ASAP! There beautiful!
OOOOOO! Try this recipe out.
Yellow Tail Snapper: Old School (you can sub with tilapia)
http://www.culinarysherpas.com/?p=265

LyB said...

That is a beautiful dish Kevin, so colorful and fresh, it looks delicious!

Vicarious Foodie said...

The tomatoes and asparagus are so bright and colorful . . . great-looking dish.

Steph said...

Your dish looks amazing. I wish I could cook as well as you instead of flavouring everything with korean bbq sauce or soy sauce.

Helene said...

What a nice meal tonight. I love the color combination.

Pam said...

Kevin you make the tastiest dinners. Great picture!

Mrs Erg├╝l said...

What a yummy meal! I love fish! And I haven't tried fish with pesto sauce too. This is a good recipe!

Elly said...

Looks delicious, Kevin, and I am so glad you liked the dish! I agree about the quinoa soaking up all those lovely tomato & fish juices.

bobby said...

Excellent Kevin, I really like the idea of pesto and tomatoes with fish and it looks like it came great. I'm always on the look out for new ways to cook fish.

Peter M said...

Yay for trying out one of Elly's dish and yes, the dish sounds great, with sweet roasted tomato juice dripping on the meal.

Manggy said...

That looks great, Kevin-- Tilapia is my #1 favorite fish, no joke. I factor in the fact that it is really cheap here. If you can get the fillets with skin on, I promise you won't regret it :)

Proud Italian Cook said...

LOVE IT!!!

cindy* said...

tilapia is delightful and so versatile, this recipe looks great. i made asparagus tonight as well but, since i grilled it, it was not nearly as vibrantly green as yours.

Kalyn said...

Sounds great to me. I'm a big fan of tilapia.

cakebrain said...

Wonderful combination of flavours for your tilapia! yum!

noble pig said...

This looks awesome Kevin, just love it.

Dee said...

In this time of hastily grabbed meals, I love the care and thought behind each of yours :)

Katie said...

Those tomatoes look absolutely beautiful. I am going through a tomato phase, and when they're roasted in the oven like that, yum!

Happy cook said...

Indeed it looks summery and delicious

EAT! said...

I love all the ways to prepare tilapia. With roasted tomatoes sounds tasty.

Katie said...

this looks amazing - i love pesto and have also never thought of using it for anything other than pasta. i will definitely be trying this!

Grace said...

beautiful! roasted tomatoes are fabulous, as is quinoa. awesome meal!

Dhanggit said...

this sounds fantastic!!! thanks for making me imagine how good it would taste together..its been long time i havent had tilapia :-( snif snif

Fearless Kitchen said...

This looks great. I'm a big fan of tilapia - it's so versatile!

Parker said...

This looks incredible - so many flavors.

Meeta said...

Simply delicious. I really like tilapia. I have often cooked slamon with a pesto but never pesto - but the entire dish with asparagus and quinoa is simply fab!

Pam said...

What a great combination!

Jeena said...

This looks brilliant. I love the fact that you used pesto with fish! Nice recipe. :-)

Elizabeth said...

I love cooking with tilapia.It is mild enough that my children and husband don't complain.Great recipe.I have bookmarked it for a weeknight meal.

RecipeGirl said...

This looks fresh and flavorful. I love roasted tomatoes... and the added pesto puts it over the top!

Deborah said...

This sounds like such a great way to use pesto!

Elle said...

Pesto isn't something I think of putting with fish, but it looks amazing!

Gloria said...

This really look so nice Kevin, how ever, xGloria
Love the picture!!

Jaime said...

yum! i know what i'm doing w/pesto the next time i have some fish! :)

Megan said...

I've been looking back through your recipes and this sounds absolutely delicious-and the presentation is beautiful! I'll be making this for dinner tonight, thanks for sharing the recipe!

katie b. said...

Just made this for dinner tonight and it was incredible! Thank you so much for the amazing recipe!

Hotonis said...

This recipe has easily become one of my favorite way to cook tilapia now. It is freakin awesome!

Anonymous said...

Fantastic! I love the roasted garlic and tomatoes.

Anonymous said...

Kevin, you might want to check number 8 on the instructions since it states to bake the "chicken" lol, I doubt anyone would get confused, but you never know! Great recipe!

Robyn Stone | Add a Pinch said...

Kevin - This looks just delicious and amazing!!! The tomatoes on the vine makes this look 5 Star!!! And the pesto...yum!!!

Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious said...

I really love the simplicity of this! Plus I have a ton of basil to use up to make a fresh pesto!

Andrew Thurman said...

That was a winner with the wife. Again you have made me look like a star.

Vicki Bensinger said...

Beautiful dish and it looks so healthy.

Dita said...

Hi Kevin. Great dish. Can it be made with halibut instead of tilapia?

Kevin Lynch said...

Dita: Yes, halibut would also work well!

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