Baked Tilapia

Baked Tilapia:

Thanksgiving is approaching quickly and I’m trying desperately not to pig out until that day! It’s hard with all the yummy food around! How we do things in our house is to eat as healthy as possible most of the time, so it’s okay to pig out during the holidays! Can you believe how fast this year has flown by? Yikes! Once Halloween comes it’s Christmas! I’m still trying to catch up! This year I’m really trying to do all my Christmas shopping on-line and early! That’s my goal for next week.  Don’t know if it’s going to happen, but keep your fingers crossed for me!

My Baked Tilapia is a fabulous and inexpensive recipe that we all love.  Tilapia is a mild flavored fish with no bones when bought as a fillet, so it’s great for kids.  I cook it in my old cast iron skillet, with all the ingredients together, bake it in the oven and…presto!  This is low calorie and very tasty!

Monday I’ll posted some of my Thanksgiving favorites!

Have a great weekend!

Ali in the Valley

Ingredients:

Butter cooking spray 4 (6 to 8-ounce) tilapia fillets Salt and freshly cracked black pepper 2 cloves of garlic, minced 2 limes, finely grated zest and juice 2 limes cut up for garnishes 2 tablespoons butter

Directions:

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Coat a large cast iron pan with a nonstick butter spray.

Rinse fish and pat dry; place on the cast iron pan. Season each fillet with salt, cracked pepper, lime zest and lime juice and minced garlic. Add fish to the pan. Place a pat of butter on each fillet and cook in the oven for 8 to 12 minutes.

Information of Tilapia

Tilapia have very low levels of mercury,[15] as they are fast-growing and short-lived, with a primarily herbivorous diet, so do not accumulate mercury found in prey.[16] Tilapia is a low saturated fat, low calorie, low carbohydrate and low sodium protein source. It is a source of phosphorus, niacin, selenium, vitamin B12 and potassium.

Photo by: Michael Brian Photography

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