This simple dish of baked fish topped with a fresh citrus-herb salt mixture can be easily prepared on a weeknight. Serve with simple brown or wild rice and green salad. The lemon-thyme salt is also delightful with chicken.
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1 shallot, finely chopped
4 tilapia fillets, skinless
4 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided
1/4 teaspoon fine sea salt
1 teaspoon finely chopped fresh thyme leaves
1 teaspoon flaky salt, such as Maldon sea salt
Zest of 2 lemons
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
Preheat the oven to 350°F. Sprinkle shallot in a baking dish large enough to hold all of the fish in a single layer. Rub each fillet all over with a teaspoon of olive oil. Lightly season one side of each fillet with sea salt and pepper. Place fillets on top of shallots in the baking dish, seasoned side down, and bake until flesh is opaque and flakes with a fork, 12 to 15 minutes.
While fish bakes, prepare the seasoning salt by combining thyme, flaky salt and lemon zest in a small bowl. Mix gently. The salt mixture will be slightly wet and clumpy. When fish is done, sprinkle a little bit of the seasoning salt over each fillet, making sure each portion gets a bit of salt, zest and thyme. Serve immediately with any remaining seasoning salt if desired.
Per Serving:190 calories (70 from fat), 8g total fat, 1.5g saturated fat, 65mg cholesterol, 730mg sodium, 2g carbohydrates, 30g protein.
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