Friday, March 5, 2010

Tilapia with a real kick

Eating the same old chicken for dinner gets really boring really quickly. Mixing in fish as the main protein of a meal might be just what you need to get out of a food rut. If you're a fan of fish and spice, you will probably like this recipe. I found it on Dr. Oz's site and it looked too good to pass up.

Nathan’s Spicy Tilapia Recipe


Extra Virgin Olive Oil

One or Two Frozen Tilapia Filets
Garlic Powder
Ground Cayenne Pepper
Ground Black Pepper
Hot Sauce
Sliced Almonds
Apple Juice
Lemon Slice

Thaw the filets in warm water and strain. Wash spinach and drain (or spin it out.) Warm a nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add olive oil and fish. Lightly dust the fish with garlic powder, paprika, cayenne pepper, and black pepper. Add a few dashes of the hot sauce to both fish and pan.

When the fish is cooked on one side (half way through the filet), flip it, add sliced almonds, and dust very lightly with powdered/ground spices again. Add enough apple juice to the pan (not fish) to get it simmering and reduce.

When fish is cooked though (flakey with fork), add it to a bed of fresh spinach and pour sauce over fish.