40 minutes Dinner

Bacon-wrapped tilapia with spinach & lemon aioli

Makes: four servings
Makes: four servings

Ingredients

  • ⅓ cup butter
  • 1 lb tilapia fillet (4 oz, 4 oz, 4 oz, 4 oz portions)
  • 1 tsp dried basil
  • 12 bacon strips
  • 2 lemons
  • 8 cups spinach
  • ⅓ cup mayonnaise

Steps

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Melt butter .

  2. Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper; place tilapia in the center. Brush tilapia with 4 tbsp melted butter ; sprinkle with dried basil , salt and pepper.

  3. Wrap bacon around tilapia , and place on baking sheet, with the bacon seams down.

  4. Bake 20 to 30 minutes, until fish is cooked through and flaky.

  5. Meanwhile, juice lemon to yield 4 tablespoon juice.

  6. In a small skillet, combine remaining 2 tablespoons butter and 2 tbsp lemon juice with spinach . Saute on high heat 1 to 2 minutes, or until wilted.

  7. In a small bowl, whisk together mayonnaise , remaining 2 tbsp lemon juice, and freshly ground pepper. Serve fish hot alongside spinach and dipping sauce.