The Bank Holiday Weekend is here and I must say theres something about these breaks that makes everyone so happy. For me, B/Holiday weekends are a chance for me to explore and cook dishes that I enjoy making. I visited my local market that sells everything from Yams, sweet potatoes, fresh & dried fish, vegetables , spices and a lot more ingredients that I love. I decided to buy tilapia to make a dish specifically for this weekend. I love fish and here is how I did it. Very very simple….


3 Whole tilapia or bream fish, descaled,cleaned inside and out.
Vegetable oil

1 teaspoon black pepper

2 tablespoons paprika

1 tablespoons garlic powder or

(4 cloves garlic crushed )

1 tablespoon dried parsley

1/2 teaspoon turmeric

1 fresh lemon squeezed

Salt to season

1.Preheat oven to 180degrees / 350F/ Gas 4.

2. Line an oven tray and place on aside.

Place fish in a large bowl , make deep slits with a knife and season with salt. In a separate bowl mix the spices with the lemon and oil (3-4tbsp roughly of oil) then marinate the fish, cover and place in refrigerator for 4hours.

3. Line an oven tray and drizzle the parchment paper or foil with oil .

4. Now lay the fish on the tray and make sure there is space in between each fish and place in oven to cook for 25-30 minutes depending on size of fish.

5. When done, it should be easy to pull out the fish gills and it should be golden brown. Then serve to your preference.