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.
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
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.