Baked Tilapia with Garlic Potatoes and Green Beans

This past Friday night, I made a baked tilapia with garlic potatoes and green beans. Almost without fail, whenever I tell people that I am making a tilapia dish, everyone gives me a look that says: “This fish is so bland and there are better fish available.” At least that is true in the US; in the Philippines, tilapia was pretty much every other meal.

Not this time. I was at the supermarket when I saw that the raw fish was pre-seasoned with pepper and some spices. As I was picking it up, a nearby supermarket employee who was doing inventory asked me if I like it since he had never tried it before. I said I had not and we had a short conversation about cooking fish at home. Here is how it turned out:


  1. Pre-heat the oven to 350F. I found a lower heat works better with fish.
  2. In the pan, add some olive oil to keep the fish from sticking and then place the fish on top.
  3. Place the fish in the oven for about 15 minutes. Turn the fish over then cook for another 15 minutes.

Garlic potatoes

  1. Cut the potatoes
  2. Cover them with olive oil, salt, pepper, and garlic powder. For more zing, add paprika.
  3. Place them in the oven for 45 minutes or until cooked.

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