Remember my post last week on pantry meals, based on an article for Cooking Light? No? Well…last night I made the delicious Sautéed Tilapia with Lemon-Peppercorn Pan Sauce. I had everything I needed for this (healthy) recipe at home except for the tilapia filets and a lemon. Of course I had to go to Whole Foods to get the few ingredients I needed. I love Whole Foods! 🙂 I only spent $20 which may be a record for me. Normally I go in for a few items and come out with two bags. Oops.
This meal was quick and easy and only cost me about $7 (excluding the ingredients I already had at home). The recipe calls for butter so I used Smart Balance to be healthier. I think you could easily substitute olive oil as well. I also used whole wheat flour instead of regular. Oh yeah, and instead of green peppercorns, I used capers. The recipe suggested to pair the dish with white rice but I wasn’t in the rice mood (I would have used brown rice if I was) so I made a side of Brussels sprouts instead (recipe below). I know, changes, changes.
Overall, this was a healthy and flavorful meal. I actually made two filets and extra Brussels sprouts so U had leftovers lunch today and I have to say it tasted just as good, maybe even better. What a nice surprise!
Here is some photos and the Brussels sprout recipe for your enjoyment…
Tilapia prep photos:
Roasted Parmesan Brussels Sprouts
20 Brussels sprouts, halved lengthwise
2 Tbsp. olive oil
1 clove of garlic, minced
ground black pepper, to taste
Parmesan cheese, grated, to taste
1. Preheat oven to 350*.
2. Spray baking sheet with cooking oil.
3. Spread Brussels spouts on baking sheet, coat with cooking spray.
4. In a bowl, mix olive oil and garlic.
5. Using a pastry brush, coat Brussels sprouts with olive oil mixture.
6. Top with ground black pepper.
7. Bake 5-7 minutes then remove from oven and turn the Brussels sprouts over.
8. Bake for another 5-7 minutes, until roasted.
9. Toss with Parmesan cheese.
Brussels Sprouts prep photos:
For “dessert,” I had dried mango. Whole Foods made me buy some! 😉 It was pretty tasty for dried fruit…
Tell me, tell me…what’s your favorite fish dish?