New recipe Friday


So, as you know, we’ve been trying to incorporate fish into our diet a little more frequently.  And, since I’m not normally a big fish/seafood fan, I’m constantly looking for creative recipes to dress it up and yet still stay healthy. I found a great one that we tried today. In addition to the fish, we had cauliflower – another of my not so favorite foods. However, I loved both these recipes so much, that we’re adding them to the menu again soon!


TILAPIA
4 tilapia filets (about 1 lb total cooked weight)
4 tbsp sesame oil (could substitute olive oil or whatever suits you – this gives more flavor)
2 garlic cloves, minced
2 tsp italian seasoning
salt and pepper to taste
Mrs. Dash steak seasoning (I know, weird – but it works!)


Place tilapia filets in a large bowl and drizzle with sesame oil. In a separate bowl, mix garlic, italian seasoning, salt & pepper and Mrs. Dash together. Spread over filets. Cover and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes. Preheat oven to 350. Transfer filets to baking dish. Cook for 30 minutes or until filets are flaky when pulled apart.


CAULIFLOWER
1 cauliflower head, or about 4 cups of cauliflower florets
4 tbsp low-fat low-cal Italian salad dressing


Place cauliflower florets in large bowl and drizzle with salad dressing. Cover, shake well to coat, and refrigerate for 30-60 minutes. Place in microwave-safe bowl, cover with plastic wrap, poke holes in plastic with fork and microwave at full power for about 7 minutes.


This entire meal was sooooo yummy, and it is very healthy. Total cost was about $3, or $1.50 per serving. Yummy, healthy, and economical. Can’t beat that!

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