This is one of Stacey’s specialties and one of my favorites. She starts by sauteing a large white onion chopped up, two garlic cloves diced and a handful of baby carrots chopped. She cooks these in olive oil and a little bit of lemon juice until they’re soft. She then puts 2/3 of this mixture in the bottom of a baking dish along with some olive oil. Then, she’ll sprinkle some seasonings on top of them: cumin, salt and pepper and some creole seasoning to give it a special “zing.”

On top of 2/3 of the veggies and seasoning, she places 4 tilapia filets and then puts the extra third on top of the fish. She put a few slices of tomatoes, zucchini and lemons on the top of that. Then, she adds more of the same seasoning mix because tilapia can be a bit bland.

Then she covers the whole dish with foil and bakes it at about 375 degrees for 12 minutes. Keep an eye on it as Stacey often improvises when it comes to the temp and time in the oven. 🙂 You just want to make sure the fish is cooked. When it’s flakey and opaque it’s ready to serve up and enjoy!