Dinner last night was an unexpected hit for both me and Eron. Tilapia was on the menu, mostly for Eron since I am not the most enthusiastic fish eater. Although, I desperately want to like fish because of the many health benefits, I just can’t get mentally prepared enough to enjoy it.
Here are some basic nutritional facts on 100g serving of tilapia taken from Livestrong.com:
- provides 128 calories, 26 g of protein, 2.7 g of fat, and 1 g sat. fat
- rich in niacin, B12, phosphorous, potassium and selenium
- Niacin contributes to energy metabolism and paired with B12 supports nervous system function.
- B12 contributes to creating red blood cells and nervous system chemical messengers
- Phosphorus forms strong bones and teeth
- Potassium regulates heartbeat and blood pressure
- Selenium supports immunity and thyroid function
I am happy to say that I got my fill of niacin, B12, phosphorus, potassium and selenium, because I devoured the well seasoned tilapia!
What I used:
- Olive oil
- Garlic Powder
- Kenny’s original all purpose seasoning
- Salt and Pepper
- Japanese Panko bread crumbs***
- I preheated the oven to 425 degrees
- poured a teaspoon of olive oil on each filet
- sprinkled on garlic powder
- generously covered filets with Kenny’s all purpose seasoning
- added salt and pepper
- sprinkled about 1/8 cup of Panko bread crumbs on each filet ***
- baked for about 13 minutes until the filet pulled apart easily with a fork
The Panko bread crumbs stole the show for me. I loved the extra crunch paired with the sweet and salty taste of Kenny’s seasoning. I had steamed veggies and a mixture of brown and white rice as my sides.
This may be a turning point for my relationship with fish as long as it is well seasoned :). Time to get busy with today’s agenda! Marley gets to go on a car ride for her rabies shot! I feel a little bad because I don’t think she would be so anxious if she only new!