California Aquaculture Association

Recipe: Baked Tilapie With Tahini

Serves 4


4 fillets tilapia or other white fish

1/2 cup tahini paste out of the jar

1/4 cup warm water

1/4 cup lemon juice

2 cloves of garlic, smashed

salt and pepper to taste

1/4 cup pine nuts

1 tablespoon olive oil

chopped parsley or cilantro, for garnishing



Line a baking pan with baking paper, or grease the pan well. Place the fillets on it. Lightly salt and pepper them.Bake at 375 F – 190 C for 25 minutes.In the meantime, blend tahini, water, lemon juice and garlic. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

Heat the olive oil in a skillet until just warm. Add the pine nuts. Stir and fry until the pine nuts are toasted and a light brown.

Remove the baked fish to a platter.

Dribble tahini over each fillet.

Scatter pine nuts over the fish.

Garnish with chopped parsley, and serve. Enjoy!

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