What’s New for Dinner? : Lemon Garlic Tilapia

January 21, 2011

Welcome to my series called “What’s New For Dinner?” This is going to be a weekly posting sharing a new recipe that I have tried throughout the week. This is my way of keeping our meals from getting boring and attempting to try new foods. I’m doing this fun challenge with my friend, Jenn from Super Jenn. So check her site for what she’s tried this week, too!

Oh, this week I had such high hopes for new recipes. I had three of them picked out ready to go and then life happened. My family and I all caught a terrible flu bug. And let me tell you, the last thing on your mind when you have the flu is food. Especially new recipes. I was fortunate enough that a few days before the sickness hit, I did get to try one new recipe called Lemon Garlic Tilapia. One of my goals this year is to try to get more fish/seafood into our monthly menu plan. I’m not one to like the more smelly or strong tasting fish varieties so I’m usually pretty leery about venturing out and trying new fish. I had heard a few good things about tilapia so I figured that would be one for us to try. I wanted a very simple recipe—and one that I had all the ingredients on hand–so I choose the Lemon Garlic Tilapia one I found on AllRecipes. (one of my favorite recipe sites)

I was very surprised at how simple the recipe actually was to make. It didn’t require much prep work and while it was baking, I had time to clean up my kitchen. You gotta love multi-tasking!

The Verdict: I think we’ll definitely be adding this into our menu routine randomly. I made the mistake of not cutting back on the lemon, as I only used three fillets but it still tasted pretty good.  I think next time I make tilapia, I’ll try a breaded recipe, possibly this Ranchy Breaded Fillets one.

Well, that’s my small cooking adventure for the week. I’ll have to save the other two I had planned for another week. Did any of you branch out from your typical menus and try something new this week? I’d love to hear about it!

{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Becky January 21, 2011 at 12:14 pm

Tilapia is the only fish I will eat and this is a good recipe. I have tried it before.. I also like to fry it with panko and put it on a sub roll w some coleslaw for a yummy fish sammie… Will have to try the ranch flavored.. sounds good

2 coupongeek January 21, 2011 at 2:00 pm

Oohhh, on a sub with coleslaw sounds awesome. I’m going to try that. Thanks, Becky! :)

3 Ken D January 21, 2011 at 3:55 pm

This is one of my favorite recipes with Tilapia! So simple and the kids love it! I go light on the lemon juice as it cooks off anyway and everyone can add a little more if they like at the table!

4 CJ January 22, 2011 at 10:20 am

I make tilapia very similar to this. I just poach it in a little water with a squirt of lemon juice and garlic pepper and paprika sprinkled on top. Easy, delicous and healthy! I use this same receipe to make fish tacos.

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