Friday, August 19, 2011

What’s for Dinner?? Baked Tilapia and Asparagus…

Happy Friday good people!

 
I thought I would share another quick meal with you . I got home at about 930pm the other night and was starving, as usual. After a quick scan of the fridge, freezer and pantry, I decided on Tilapia and Asparagus. I had planned on using the Tilapia to make fish tacos, but was in no mood to chop, dice and search the refrigerator for all the components I wanted on my tacos.... so, quick and easy baked Tilapia won.

Baked Tilapia with Asparagus

Here is the recipe...

  
Baked Tilapia with Asparagus

 
2 Tilapia fillets (or any mild white fish)
4 slices lemon
1 Tbs Olive Oil
1 bundle Asparagus
2 Tbs butter
Salt/pepper
Emeril's Essence or your own spice mix

 
Instructions:

 
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • As you wait for the oven to heat, set a pot of water on the stove to boil for your asparagus.
  • Rub the fish with olive oil and season with salt/pepper and Emeril’s/your spice mix. Place 2 lemon slices on each piece of fish and place on a foil lined cookie sheet.
  • Bake fish for about 15-20 minutes (be careful not to over cook, the fish should be opaque and flaky.)
  •  While you wait for your fish to cook blanch your asparagus (drop asparagus in boiling water for 2-3 minutes, remove immediately and place in an ice bath.)
  • When your fish is about 5 minutes away from being done, heat a pan with the butter and add your asparagus (I use tongs to pull it out of the ice bath and drop it directly into the hot pan). 
  • Season the asparagus with salt/pepper while in the pan. Toss in butter until heated (a couple minutes should do—don’t over cook, otherwise it will be mushy)
  • Once the fish is done, plate with the asparagus…. Don’t forget to squeeze the lemon on your fish, and enjoy!




Find a printable recipe here.

 
Hope you all have a fantastic and YUMMY weekend! See you on Monday for “Monday Funday”.

 
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