Fakes Baked Fish

Fakes Baked Fish

Greek Lentil Baked Fish (aka Fakes Fish)

This is the companion recipe to my Fakes Greek Lentil Soup recipe and I often make them together. I just made it up on my own one day. The soup, when cooked down slightly, has a set of flavors (which as you can see below, I enhance with a few extra spices) that goes really well with bland fish and feta. I like it because it makes a more well-rounded meal than just soup but is a light, healthy way to serve fish (except for the feta liberally spread everywhere of course, whistles innocently).   Because it’s so mild, even my kids will eat it. Plus, it takes no time to put together. I often vary the number of fillets based on how many people I have to feed. You’ll need roughly the same amount of sauce, but a longer cooking time most likely. In the end, it becomes a bit like a fish stew as the sauce does not ever thicken up.

Prep time:5 mins +20 mins baking time


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  • 4 frozen Tilapia fillets
  •  1 tsp garlic powder
  •  1 tsp onion powder
  •  ½ tsp rosemary
  •  ½ tsp oregano
  •  1 tsp salt + pepper
  •  2 c. Fakes soup
  •  3-4 oz Feta Cheese
  •  2 tbsp Olive Oil


  1. Preheat oven to 400F
  2. In a shallow baking dish (9x9x2) mix the frozen tilapia with the spices (garlic, onion, rosemary, oregano, salt & pepper). Try to coat the fish evenly.
  3. Crush the feta with your fingers and sprinkle in, under and around the fish fillets. Drizzle the oil around everything.
  4. Take the two cups of soup (complete with lentils, tomatoes etc not just broth) and pour overtop the fish. It should come about ½ way up the sides of the baking dish. Make sure you pour the soup on top of the fish even though it won’t stay put.
  5. Bake 35 mins or until fish is cooked through and the soup broth is boiling. It will not thicken and make a sauce.


Fakes Baked Fish

Fakes Baked Fish




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