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Spinach & Feta Stuffed Tilapia

August 29, 2010

I like stuffed foods.  There’s something exciting about taking a bite and getting all of the flavors at once!  I’ve done stuffed vegetables, and I have certainly had my fair share of stuffed chicken at weddings, but stuffed fish is a light and fresh twist on stuffed foods!  This one is super quick and good for a weeknight dinner or serving your dairy loving guests!

2 boxes frozen spinach
1/4 cup crumbled feta
4 cloves garlic, pressed
1 teaspoon coriander
1 teaspoon salt
Pinch pepper
8 fillets of tilapia
8 toothpicks
Olive Oil for drizzling

While you defrost and drain the spinach, sautee the garlic cloves.  Add the drained spinach into the pan.  Add 1/2 teaspoon coriander and 1 teaspoon salt.  Turn off heat and sprinkle in feta.

Lay tilapia fillet flat.  Take small palmful of spinach and feta mixture and lay in center.  pull up the sides of the fish and stick a toothpick in it.  Repeat with all of the fillets.  Drizzle the tops of the fish with olive oil.  Sprinkle on 1/2 teaspoon coriander and salt and pepper to taste.

Bake at 375 degrees for 10 minutes.  Broil for one minute.  If you end up with extra filling, through it on a baked potato or fill some puff pastry turnovers with it.  It’s a yummy mixture, so don’t let it go to waste!

Remove toothpicks before serving.  Serve alongside your favorite starchy side dish since the leafy greens are inside of your fish!  (I did a shaved zucchini dish.  Shave 2 zucchini and one yellow squash with a vegetable peeler.  I added one small shallot, 2 tablespoon red wine vinegar, 1 tablespoon mustard, 2 tablespoon olive oil, 1 teaspoon garlic salt. Just toss it all together!)

4 Comments leave one →
  1. Lesley permalink
    August 29, 2010 7:21 pm

    I always stay away from recipes that involve “stuffing” anything – it just seems too challenging. But this was SUPER easy and really delicious! Thanks for sharing. I loved it! I used fresh spinach instead of frozen spinach and it worked well, too. Yay!!

  2. adi permalink
    June 20, 2012 6:13 pm

    Any ideas of how to make this pareve

    • June 21, 2012 1:07 pm

      You could saute up onions and garlic with the spinach and add a spoonful of pareve cream cheese to make it creamy. If you’re not using feta, make sure to add salt to the spinach mixture!

      • adi permalink
        June 21, 2012 9:08 pm

        I used toffuti cream cheese and Omg yum it came out amazing. Great idea. Thanks.

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