This mild fish is widely available, quick to cook, and flourishes with a variety of ingredients. (Serves 4)

Roasted Tilapia with Tomatoes and Olives

Arugula salad*

Brown rice
Credit: Photo: Beau Gustafson; Styling: Cindy Barr

* Combine 6 cups trimmed arugula, 1/4 cup (1 ounce) shaved fresh pecorino Romano cheese, and 2 tablespoons toasted chopped slivered almonds. Combine 2 tablespoons sherry vinegar, and 2 teaspoons of extravirgin olive oil. Drizzle the vinegar mixture over arugula mixture, and toss gently.