Tilapia + Escarole = Yum

It's hard to get your leafy greens in.
Especially when you are dating someone
who considers cookies
leafy greens.
Yes he is that ridiculous! lol
But I have tricked my man with yet another
slight of hand.
Tilapia & Escarole from Foodnetwork.
A few hidden red potato wedges beneath the layer of escarole (I use spinach)
give it a really hearty flavor
Add some garlic, lemon & you have a delicious dish.
I used dill here, instead of the other herbs on the Tilapia.
Tricks him into eating healthy every time!


  • 1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 12 ounces baby fingerling potatoes, halved, or small red-skinned potatoes, quartered
  • 4 cloves garlic, smashed
  • 1 head escarole (about 1 1/4 pounds), torn into pieces
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 1 1/4 pounds tilapia fillets, patted dry
  • 2 sprigs fresh oregano, leaves torn
  • Juice of 1 lemon


Heat 1/4 cup of the olive oil in a large deep skillet with a lid over medium heat. Place the potatoes in the pan cut-side down. Add the garlic and cook until the potatoes are slightly golden and crisp, 4 to 5 minutes. Add the escarole, season with salt and pepper, then add about 1/3 cup water. Cover and steam until the escarole wilts, about 5 minutes.
Season the fish with salt and pepper; place on top of the greens in the pan and sprinkle with the oregano leaves. Cover and steam until the fish is just cooked through, about 5 more minutes.
Meanwhile, whisk the lemon juice in a bowl with the remaining 1/4 cup olive oil; season with 1 teaspoon salt and plenty of pepper.
Carefully lift the fish off the greens and transfer to rimmed plates or bowls. Distribute the greens, potatoes and pan juices around the fish. Drizzle with the lemon-pepper oil.

and if he's good (or bad depending on my mood) he might just get his version of a leafy green. . .


Katie | August 12, 2010 at 12:48 AM

Looks yummy! All of it :)

shari @ little blue deer | August 13, 2010 at 1:46 PM

Oh, how yum! Mr. Deer and I are on the Atkins diet as of this week, me for wacko blood sugar (and a little extra body fat), and he for pretty much the same reason. So THIS looks perfect! Enjoy your weekend, my dear!

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