Savor Spiced Baked Fish

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If you’re eating more fish and less red meat, you’re doing good things for your health — especially if you’re not frying your fish. This week’s Health-e-Recipe for Moroccan Baked Tilapia gives you an easy, low-fat and low-cost fish dish.

Tilapia does not have as much omega-3 fat as salmon or tuna, but it is a protein source that is very low in calories and fat. Studies on populations that eat a Mediterranean Diet show that eating fish frequently – along with plenty of cancer-fighting vegetables, fruits, whole grains and beans – is a health-protective way to eat.

And Morocco is a Mediterranean country. Its cuisine features sweet-hot spices – in this recipe, sweet paprika and a pinch of cayenne pepper mixed with dusky cumin. Serve this fish dish with our recipe for Marinated Peppers and Zucchini with Almonds, steamed spinach and a whole grain.

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    2 thoughts on “Savor Spiced Baked Fish”

    1. Thank you for sharing this healthy recipe. The lineage of my friend shows that they are prone of goiter. What I know about fish is that it contains an amount of iodine which can prevent goiter. That’s why, I keep on searching for fish recipes not only at but also here and other cooking sites.

    2. Made this today. Added one extra to it: Rolled the fish in panko crumbs before baking. It was DELICIOUS! Will definitely make it again! PS: Panko is a Japanese bread crumb that is crunchier than regular crumbs. You can find it in any supermarket, either on the baking or ethnic food aisle.

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