Quick & Easy Tilapia

Quick & Easy Tilapia - Food, Fun, Whatever !!

I am a fan of tilapia – it is generally inexpensive, easy to cook, and mild but not tasteless. I had a plan for the tilapia but nothing sounded quite right and this is what we ended up with, while digging through the cupboards and fridge.

Quick & Easy Tilapia - Food, Fun, Whatever !!

Fresh green beans, mushrooms, red and green bell peppers.  Parboiled the green beans first – in a wok, cover with water and bring to a boil, boil for 2-minutes and remove from heat then drain. Over medium-high heat, add 1/2 Tbsp olive oil and start to stir-fry the green beans, add the peppers and continue to stir-fry for a few minutes and then add the mushrooms until they start to brown.

Quick & Easy Tilapia - Food, Fun, Whatever !!

 

 

While prepping the vegetables – start the yellow rice, which takes 20-25 minutes to cook.  This dish would be good with almost any side so the choice is yours.

 

Quick & Easy Tilapia - Food, Fun, Whatever !!

 

 

 

Push the cooked vegetables to the sides and add in the tilapia and let it sear on one side for about 5-minutes then pour on your choice of sauce.  My Heart found this Pineapple / Coconut / Mango / Tequila cooking sauce from the Giant SIMPLY brand and… well, what’s not to like?  Reduced the heat to medium and simmered, covered, to finish cooking the fish and slightly thicken the sauce.

Quick & Easy Tilapia - Food, Fun, Whatever !!

This wasn’t my plan at all but it came together perfectly.  The sauce was delicious, the vegetables  still tender crisp, everything worked well with the yellow rice.  The bottom line though, this was less about the specific sauce then how easy it was – very satisfying And healthy. Nice!

1 comment for “Quick & Easy Tilapia

  1. June 27, 2014 at 1:32 pm

    Yes, this looks (plus it sounds) delicious! Tilapia can generally be prepared to recipes that exist for many other fish species (as many cook books don’t mention tilapia at all). Since tilapia can be raised in dense populations, it is naturally cheap, while at the same time not needing antibiotics, which makes it healthier than many other farm raised fish species. Plus it is a herbivore and therefore not only leaves a smaller energy footprint but also generally does not enrich so many heavy metals and is free of mercury, which makes it an ideal diet for pregnant and breast feeding women. It is recipes like yours that hopefully will pave the way to greater acceptance of this lean protein source!

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