Asian Style Perch with Red Pepper Tapenade

This fantastic tapenade compliments the soft and mild flavors of Nile Perch really well. Beware: You’ll be tempted to repeat this dish twice a week on your supper menu.

For the fish:
1 lb Nile Perch cut into 4oz servings
1 jar Freund’s Bantam Marinade
For the Tapenade:
1 Tbsp. olive or canola oil
1 Tbsp vinegar
½ onion chopped
1 cup water
2 tsp dark brown sugar
2 tsp soy sauce
¼ tsp black pepper
¼ tsp salt
2 tsp honey.
11/2 tsp. minced garlic or 2 frozen garlic cubes
½ red bell pepper finely chopped

Arrange perch in 9×13 pan.
Pour Freund’s Bantam Marinade over fish and let sit for 1 hr. in the fridge.
Preheat oven to 350°.
Bake for 45 minutes.
Meanwhile prepare Tapenade.
Sautee the onion, garlic, and red pepper in oil over medium heat for 5 minutes.
Add water, vinegar, brown sugar, soy sauce, honey, salt and pepper. Simmer for 45 minutes.
Spoon over fillets and enjoy with fried rice as a side dish.