Saturday, August 7, 2010

Sweet and Spicy Citrus Tilapia


Vacations are awesome, lots of relaxing, chatting with friends, staying up late, and eating, Eating, EATING. And not eating just any food, you're eating vacation food. I'm talking potato salad, french fries, cookies and brownies. All the Mexican food you can get your hands on, seeing as it's not so easy to get to in Philly. Lots of fast food and restaurant food, because who wants to cook, or DIET while on vacation? And it's fun...until you get home, when the last thing you want to see on this green earth is a hamburger.

So what do you do when you've just gotten home from vacation, and you're tired, and hungry and detoxing from a month of vacation-style eating? Enter tilapia from Cooking Light.

A quick trip to pick up some tilapia and limes and we were in business. One great thing about sea food is that it takes very little time to marinate and cook. Only fifteen minutes soaking in a sauce that is made of things you most likely already have, and fifteen to bake, and you have a fish that the whole family will hoover down. I could not believe how quickly both of my picky munchkins gobbled this up. My husband and I were also crazy about this dish, especially given that we aren't really that crazy about tilapia. But the flavor is wonderful and it's so healthy. You must give this a try! The recipe can be found here.

18 comments:

Joanne said...

I feel like that after being at BlogHer for two days! Ugh gross. Time to buy some tilapia! This looks tasty.

girlichef said...

LOL! So, back to burgers now? Kidding. Looks tasty, Teresa =)

Reeni said...

Tilapia is a big favorite in my house too. This is light and delicious!

Julie said...

Sounds like a winner to me..unfortunately my daughter just turns her nose up at all fish. Guess we can eat this and she can have PB.

Diana's Cocina said...

I'm a huge fan of Tilapia and this sounds incredible! Glad you are back and it's so good to see you blogging. I've been MIA for a few weeks to spend some one on one time with my son. It was awesome.

theUngourmet said...

This looks like great detox food to me! :) Glad you had a fun time!

Erica said...

Agreed! All I want after vacation is fruits, veggies and light meals. This looks like a winner. I haven't been to the cooking light website in ages- gotta go check it out

浩子 said...

easier said than done. 一起努力吧!............................................................

储涵 said...

成功是優點的發揮,失敗是缺點的累積............................................................

Ingrid said...

LOl, I hear ya. While I was on vacation we ate breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snacks in between! Now that I'm back home and at work my body thinks it's starving. :)
~ingrid

Natalie said...

I'm so glad you shared this! We always find ourselves with tons of tilapia and I'm continually looking for new ways to make it. Can't wait to try this!

MaryMoh said...

What a wonderful dish you cooked after your vacation! When I returned from vacation recently I was just so lazy to cook. I kept thinking about food back home....how suffering is that! Thanks goodness I'm back to cooking again :D

MaryMoh
http://www.keeplearningkeepsmiling.com

The Blonde Duck said...

I LOVE fish!

Kim said...

I had to check out this prepartion and love the combination of the orange juice and soy sauce.

So cool that we both have 3 year olds. I bet we could have some fun and tasty playdates.

Merut said...

I am pretty new to the whole "cooking seafood" thing. It is pretty scary. I'm in the process of mastering salmon and after that tilapia. Thanks for reminding that it can be quick, simple, and still delicious.

Cheryl said...

Ok I will have to try this, fish isn't my favorite thing but this looks and sound delish!

sara cardon said...

I love good fish recipes and wish I tried them more often. This gives me an excuse! Sounds yummy!

Alissa said...

I just printed this off & I'm going to the store to get the ingreds tomorrow!!! You know how much I LOVE fish! I love that you're up & food blogging again...especially when i need to write a grocery list! YEEEHAW!