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Monday, April 01, 2013

We're (the family) trying to eat healthier and that includes eating more fish. The problem is, I only like two kinds of fish - shrimp and tilapia. Now, with shrimp, I only like it in pastas; I can't stand it by itself or without heavy flavoring like tomato sauce or alfredo. so that's not so healthy but we've found a couple ways to cook tilapia that are relatively healthy and are delicious so that's good. I realize that tilapia probably isn't the best fish out there, but I like it best because it doesn't have a strong fishy taste to it. Now if only there was a way to buy A LOT without spending $50, lol.
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    Talapia is one of my favorite fishes, too. Wish it was one of the cold-water fish oils fish, but ... Sigh, no. emoticon
    1753 days ago
    If you like tilapia, you will probably like Mahi Mahi, Whiteing, and Walleye. One of my favorite preparations for fish is to roast it in a parchment bag. Here is a quick recipe:

    Tilapia in a Bag

    Two filets tilapia
    1 cup broccoli
    2 small red potatoes, quartered
    Red bell pepper, sliced
    1 lemon, sliced into 1/2 inch circles
    White wine
    1 Tb minced garlic
    2 tsp cayenne pepper
    black pepper and salt to taste
    Olive oil, drizzle

    Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Cut a piece of parchment paper about 12 inches long. Drizzle with olive oil. Spread the oil about two inches from parchment edge. Place all veggies on paper. Top veggies with tiliapia filets. Drizzle fish with white wine and press minced garlic into fish. Sprinkle 1 tsp. cayenee pepper on each filet. Season with a little salt and pepper. Place lemon slices on fish. Cover with parchment paper and work around edges of paper rolling both pieces until you have formed a pouch. Cut two slits on top to vent. Place in 400 degree oven and allow to cook for 20-25 minutes.

    You can make this recipe with any fish and even with skewers of shrimp! It is a little spicy. If you don't like spicy, you can replace the cayenne pepper with lemon pepper.
    1753 days ago
    Did you ever try salmon patties? You buy a can of salmon and mix it with a little bread crumbs, and other things you like. I mix with sauteed onions, garlic powder and one half raw egg per patty. Then saute in olive oil on both sides and you can finish off in the oven. You can make it into a sandwich or eat it as a main course with sides.
    1753 days ago
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