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Lowfat Recipe Of The Month

Something's fishy ... and yummy!

Crispy Crusted Tilapia (Jeff Krage)

It’s crunchy, savory and tender all in one dish with lots of vegetables and little fat.

That’s why personal chefs Ursula Bulgarelli and Carol Segobiano of St. Charles, owners of Pear of Chefs, often cook Crispy Crusted Tilapia for clients and for their own families.

“It’s quite easy and all done in one dish,” Bulgarelli says. “The hardest part is just chopping up the vegetables, but those can be done ahead of time before you go to work.”

This healthy dish has very little fat with just two tablespoons of unsalted butter in four servings.

Tomatoes, green and yellow peppers, plus leeks are chopped and put on the bottom of a jelly roll pan, which is a deep cookie pan. The fresh garlic is sprinkled on top.

“You have to remember to wash the leeks,” Bulgarelli says. “We have made it without the leeks and substituted green onions. But the leeks just complement the flavors and fish so well.”

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