Recipe: Spicy Tilapia Fillets

I can't believe it's been so long since my last post! There is too much to update on but in brief: we finally got the house (June 4th to be exact), moved in and have been working away ever since. We are cooking a lot and trying to grill out as much as possible. All of the recipes I'm going to post today are things we've made since moving and finally, some actual photos that I've taken of the dishes. Also, we're trying to cook lots of healthy, nutritious dinners this summer so be sure to try them!

This recipe is actually one of the first times I've ever cooked fish (it has always scared me before!) The fish was great but could have used some more spicy heat... overall: success!

Spicy Tilapia Fillets

3 tbs all-purpose flour
2 tsp Creole seasoning (more if you ask us!)
4 (6-ounce) Tilapia Fillets, grouper, or any other mild white fish
1 tsp olive oil
1 garlic clove, crushed
Lemon wedges (optional)

1. Combine flour and Creole seasoning in a large zip-top plastic bag; add fish, and seal bag. Shake bag to coat fish. 2. Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add garlic, and saute 30 seconds. Remove and discard garlic. Add fish; cook 7-8 minutes on each side or until fish flakes easily when tested with fork. (*cooking time was much less for me, we had small fillets) Serve with lemon wedges, if desired. Yield: 4 servings (1 fillet)

Per Serving: Cal 189; Fat 2.9g; Pro 33.6g; Carb 4.7g; Fib .2g

I served the fish with couscous cooked in chicken stock and topped it with pine nuts, diced tomatoes, Parmesan cheese, and parsley.

Original Collector: Me

Tuesday, July 14, 2009


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