I usually use tilapia for this. I’m sure you can use cod or mahi mahi or something that will have people judge you less than using tilapia.

What you need

  • Fish filets (I usually make around 4)
  • 1 large red onion, sliced
  • 1 cup grape tomatoes, halved
  • 1 lemon, sliced
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 5 tbsp melted butter
  • 1 tbsp garlic powder
  • 1 tbsp chili flakes
  • More spices: I use a blend of rosemary, black pepper, ground mustard seed, dried parsley, and oregano.
  • Baking dish
  • Aluminum foil

Do this

  • Preheat oven to 400°F
  • Mix melted butter, lemon juice, garlic powder, and chili flakes together
  • Line pan with foil
  • Spread a layer of sliced onions in the pan
  • Season both sides of filets with the spice blend and add to pan
  • Place sliced lemons on fish
  • Add tomatoes evenly across pan
  • Pour butter mixture over everything
  • Cover pan with foil
  • Cook for approx. 10-15 minutes, until fish flakes when you cut it with a fork

    I usually serve this over rice. You can learn how to make rice in an instant pot here: How to Cook Grains in an Instant Pot.

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