Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Brain Food


I'm stepping outside the box a little for this DIY Day post and bringing you my new favorite dinner recipe. Way back in January I shared my super easy and cheap salmon recipe, which we still eat almost once a week. After repeatedly hearing how good fish is for you, Brad and I decided we should try to eat it twice a week (OK, I decided and Brad said he would eat it.) but we knew we didn't want to have the same meal both times. A little research into the fish with the best health benefits and lowest mercury risks led us to tilapia. Tilapia is a mild, almost sweet fish with only 100 calories per fillet ( I am not kidding!) that has been described as the fish for people who don't like fish.
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Here is my super fast, super easy, super cheap tilapia recipe:

You will need
- Tilapia fillets (Wal-mart sells a bag of 4 - 5 fillets for just under four bucks)
- Pam ( I like the organic olive oil version)
-Pepper
-Garlic salt or garlic powder
- Italian seasoning
- About 2 -3 Tbs. butter ( I like Smart Balance 50/50 blend)
- A handful of fresh parsley or a few shakes of the dried stuff
- A squeeze or two of lemon juice if you like it with your fish

Here's what you do:
Preheat your oven to 375 degrees. Lightly coat a baking dish with Pam. Season both sides of each fillet to taste with pepper, garlic salt (or garlic powder ) and Italian seasoning.



Bake for eight minutes. While fish is baking, melt butter and add parsley. I do this in my Pyrex measuring cup with a spout.


Pour butter/parsley mixture over fish and return to oven for two to five minutes or until fish flakes with a fork.

Add a squeeze of lemon if ya like it, and serve with your favorite side. We like smashed baby red potatoes with a little low fat shredded cheese. I am NOT a food stylist, so believe me when I say this tastes way better than it looks! It is super yummy and my very, very picky husband loves it! Plus, it does not make your house smell fishy.
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<3
Hattie

1 comment:

Tim and Tracy said...

I love tilapia- it really doesn't taste fishy and the best part is that it doesn't make your house smell like your husband is the Gordon fisherman, like you mentioned. This looks tasty- wish I could jump through the screen and try some.