June 14, 2011

Taste of Summer Tilapia

My Summer 2011 catalog for Penzeys Spices arrived in the mail a couple weeks ago. The world is put on pause when a cookbook or any booklet containing recipes is placed in my hands. I sat down, feet propped up, Itty Bitty down for nap, and I thumbed through the catalog. Blissful.

I wish listed for spices and read a few of the bios and bookmarked the recipes I'd like to try.

When I came across this recipe for Taste of Summer Tilapia I knew I had to try it. Tilapia is a fish that is recommended on the Flat Belly Diet so it's a staple fish in my freezer. Normally I just bake it or throw it on the grill. I'm always looking for new ways to jazz up my food and always ready to try a new recipe.

Lunch time rolled around and I couldn't get the recipe out of my head. Fish recipes make me giddy. A growling stomach sealed the deal. There is virtually no prep work and the clean up is a snap. Tilapia fillets are sprinkled with seasoning and then coated in seasoned flour and then pan fried. They get drizzled with butter (optional), squeezed with lemon, and sprinkled with parsley.

Yum and yum! Crunchy outside with a moist and flaky inside. This is a well seasoned tilapia fillet.

Perfect pairing is grilled or roasted veggies.

Taste of Summer Tilapia
Penzeys Spices Catalog, Summer 2011
Makes 6 Servings (Serving size = 1 fillet)

Stars of the Show:
  • 6 tilapia fillets, thawed
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp seasoned salt
  • 1/4 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp lemon pepper
  • 1/2 tsp garlic salt
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted (optional)
  • 1/2 cup canola oil
  • 1 lemon, cut into wedges
  • dried parsley flakes for sprinkling
And Action:

Season the tilapia fillets with a dash of each of the following seasonings: seasoned salt, black pepper, lemon pepper, and garlic salt. Mix the flour and seasonings in a large Ziploc bag. Add each fillet separately and shake to coat.

Pour the canola oil into a frying pan and heat over medium until the oil is medium-hot. Lower the heat to medium low. Add each fillet. Fry the fillets for 7-9 minutes on each side. Remove to a serving platter.

If using, drizzle with the melted butter. Squeeze the lemon over the fillets and sprinkle with parsley. Enjoy!

Nutritional Information Per Serving:
Calories: 210
Calories from fat: 60
Fat: 7g
Cholesterol: 70mg
Sodium: 250mg
Carbohydrates: 8g
Fiber: 0 g
Protein: 30g


Brenda said...

Rochelle, I do the exact same thing. Even though a lot of cooking magazines are online, I buy them anyway (sigh....) as I love sitting down and going through them page by page, marking the recipes I want to try. It's an addiction, lol!

Pretend Chef said...

Brenda - Addiction is the word I was trying to avoid. I'm still in on the denial step. Haha!

Susan said...

This fish recipe looks wonderful! I'm a Penzeys-aholic! I think I have 3 drawers full of their spices! Their salad dressign mixes are the best!

Pretend Chef said...

Susan - Thank you for the recommendation. I'll have to purchase a few and give them a try.

Andrea @ From the Bookshelf said...

I have Tilapia in the fridge and just received my catalog! Thanks for the inspiration!

Pretend Chef said...

Andrea - This is a must make. So delicious. You will definitely like it.

purabi naha said...

That looks gorgeous! I must try this recipe...love Tilapias.

Lizzy said...

Mmmmm...this looks so delicious, simple AND healthy! I love Penzey's, too~

Pretend Chef said...

purabi naha - If you give this a try I'd love to hear how you like it. This was so flavorful and the crispy outside from frying was amazing!

Lizzy - Penzeys is great! I am so happy to receive their catalogs now. The recipes all look so delicious.

Jeanette said...

Rochelle, I just love Penzeys - in fact I was just there the other day (we're lucky that we have a storefront nearby!). I always enjoy looking through their catalog to see what other readers are making with Penzey's spices. I think I must have near 100 spices from their store sitting in my spice drawer right now!

Pretend Chef said...

Jeanette - I have to drive about an hour to our nearest location. I will need to make it a point to catch out their store sometime when I'm around their area. Wow! That is a lot of spices. I too have an extensive spice collection but not near what you have. I have around 40 spices. Haha! Weak sauce compared to yours. I am envious.

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