As promised on my about me page, here’s a quick and easy recipe I hope you’ll enjoy.
I had the idea for this recipe last week when I wanted a little more than just a salad. I knew I wanted some protein and a little zing and most importantly, something that would cook quickly since I had this lovely idea an hour before supper!
I just happened to have some tilapia fillets in the freezer that I had gotten from Aldi’s and a bottle of citrus coconut vinaigrette from Sam’s Club.
It has a bit too much zing for my taste but it’s great when I add some to my homemade mayo and make it a dressing (I’ll cover the mayo in another post). I was hoping that it would lose some of its zing in the cooking and it did.
I poured 2 tablespoons of the vinaigrette onto a 2oz. frozen tilapia fillet, made sure it was evenly coated, and let it thaw. If your tilapia is not frozen that’s fine, just put it in the fridge while it marinates 10-30 minutes.
After about 30 minutes, heat a small frying pan on medium high heat. When the pan is heated (after maybe a minute), turn it down to a low medium and place the tilapia in, scraping all of the vinaigrette onto it and into the pan and let it simmer for 2-3 min.
Flip the tilapia and let it simmer for another 2-3 minutes and then you’re done.
I poured the excess vinaigrette onto my salad as the “dressing” and it was yummy!
One thing I don’t care for is fish that tastes “fishy”. Tilapia is great because you only get a subtle hint of fish flavor which, in my humble opinion, makes it easy to add to almost any dish.
2 tbsp vinaigrette (whatever’s your favorite)
2oz tilapia fillet
Marinate the tilapia in the vinaigrette for 30 minutes.
Simmer for 6 minutes, flipping halfway through.