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Baked Tilapia

I’ve been eating a ton of fish lately. Not sure what got me on a fish roll but it’s been nice cutting back on the red meat, for sure. I usually get the fillets since they’re obviously easy to prepare. But yesterday, I saw a couple of 1 lb. fresh whole tilapia for a buck and a half each. That’s about 5 times cheaper than the fillet! No brainer, I thought. And it’s one of my favorite variety, to begin with. So anyway, here’s what I prepared tonight.

Outstanding! Something about paprika and lemon on fish you can’t go wrong about. Just make sure the fish doesn’t smell fishy. Actually, it shouldn’t smell anything, at all! Really. I stuck my nose and made sure I wasn’t going to regret it later.

So good with rice pilaf and a side of steamed veggies! So what are you waiting for? Go get your Omega 3 on, already!

Ingredients (serves 2):
1 1lb Whole Tilapia, washed clean, patted dry and scored on both sides
1 Onion, thinly sliced
1 large Lemon, cut in half
1 tsp Smoked Paprika
2 Garlic Cloves, minced
2 tbs Fresh Thyme
Salt & Pepper
Cooking Oil Spray

Preheat oven to 400F. In a small bowl, combine paprika, garlic and thyme and mix well. Rub mixture all over the fish and lay on a lightly greased (use cooking spray) baking sheet. Sprinkle some salt and pepper and squeeze the juice of half a lemon on both sides. Then tinly slice the other half and cover the top side of the fish with the slices. Spread the onion pieces on top and all around the fish. Spray the entire thing lightly with cooking spray. Cover the tray loosely with aluminum foil and bake in the oven for 40 minutes.

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Baked Steelhead

Here’s another simple dinner idea. Steelhead is similar in a lot of ways to salmon but it’s actually a trout. It has a mild flavor and really takes to the seasonings you apply to it.

This is too simple to even bother with a recipe. C’mon, you can do this.

Me, I simply sprinkled the filet with paprika, fresh ground pepper, bacon salt and garlic powder. Then I squeezed lemon juice and drizzled a little EVOO on it, covered it and let it marinade in the fridge overnight. The following evening, I popped it in the broiler for about 10 minutes and there you go. I nice dinner paired with a simple mâche salad, drizzled with olive oil, lemon juice and balsamic vinegar.

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Baked Whiting Filet & Asparagus Chips

I remember eating fish almost everyday when I was growing up. It was just a staple. But in the past few years, I’ve felt so bloated with an almost all-meat diet. Not good. I’ m just now trying to fix that problem and get more seafood in my diet. hey, I’m getting there.

Here’s one that involves a whiting fillet baked with small pieces of asparagus. My version of fish n chips.

Ingredients: Whiting filet, Asparagus, Lemon Juice, Salt and Pepper, Herb Seasonings, Olive Oil, Hot Sauce

Directions: Dice asparagus into small pieces and scatter on baking sheet along with filet. Season everything with salt, pepper and herbs. Drizzle lemon juice and olive oil. Bake in oven until fish is cooked. Arrange on a plate, grate lemon zest on top and sprinkle with hot sauce. Eat up!

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