Monday, October 10, 2011

Easy Blackened tilapia

Hey Coogs!
Ok so I used to never like any types of fish and honestly had no clue how to cook fish. However, a few years ago a friend of mine got me totally hooked on tilapia. Now I usually try to eat fish at least once a week just to try and mix up my dinners. I usually will eat my tilapia dinner on days where I am looking for a lighter dinner or sometimes I will cook it ahead of time and bring it for lunch in a tupperware. Here is the recipe ingredients:
to make 2 tilapia fillets:
1/2 Tablespoon olive oil
1 tsp ground cumin
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp garlic powder
1/4 tsp ground red pepper
pinch ground black pepper
1) preheat broiler
2) rub olive oil evenly over fish. Combine cumin, salt, garlic powder, peppers, and sprinkle over fish. Coat a broiler pan with cooking spray and broil fish for 5 minutes or until it flakes easily when tested with a fork.
EASY!! You can make this meal with a side of rice and vegetables or pasta. The major benefit to tilapia is that it is really quick and easy to make. What I have done in the past is tripled all the ingredients in this recipe and saved the seasoning so that the next time I made tilapia it was just sprinkle seasoning over the fish and throw it in the oven. Tilapia is also a high protien, low calorie, low fat meal. It contains approximately:
26 grams of protien
5 grams of fat
160 calories
Try it out next time you are looking for a light, healthy and tasty dinner.
Until next time,
- Jenn

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