Saturday, July 6, 2013

Broiled Tilapia & Oven-baked Broccoli

It has really been ages since I have posted a recipe. If you check out my recipe section, you will find lots of casseroles and desserts and other not-so-healthy recipes. Then i began to really try to eat low-sugar/low-carb, and so the dessert recipes stopped. And then i started doing Ideal Protein, and even though your dinners can and should consist of meat & veggies, I still wasn't cooking! 

That diet has gotten boring and near impossible to follow - mainly because I am not trying new things or keeping the fridge stocked with yummy vegetables to eat! I finally started pinning some new healthy recipes to try.  I miss cooking! And I am sure my poor hubby misses me cooking, too!

This Parmesan Broiled Tilapia was SO easy & took almost no time to make! As far as the broccoli, we usually just steam ours. But I went to a friend's house a few months ago & she baked hers in the oven, and it was DELISH! Here is how to do it that way if you are up for something different.

You will need to do the broccoli first, take it out of the oven, and then turn the dial to broil for the tilapia. You can prepare your tilapia mixture while the broccoli is in the oven. The tilapia takes almost no time to make, so your broccoli won't get cold while you wait on the fish to cook! :)

This has to be the easiest quickest meal EVER. I will definitely be trying it again!

PARMESAN BROILED TILAPIA 
pin | original recipe

4 tilapia fillets (thawed if frozen)
1/4 cup parmesan cheese
1/8 cup butter
1 1/2 tablespoons of mayo (i think you could also use greek yogurt or sour cream)
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon fresh dill (i didn't have this so i improvised with a lemon pepper seasoning)
pepper to taste

1.) Turn your oven on to broil.

2.) In a small bowl, combine all ingredients except tilapia. 

3.) Place fillets on a foil-lined pan.


4.) Broil tilapia for three minutes.

5.) Remove from the oven, flip over, and spread the parmesan mixture over the uncooked sides of the tilapia fillets.




6.) Return to the oven & broil again for 3-4 minutes, making sure not to overcook the fish.

OVEN-BAKED BROCCOLI
from my friend Ashley :)

Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Salt (best if you use kosher or sea salt!)
Pepper
Fresh broccoli florets

1.) Preheat your oven to 400 degrees.

2.)  Toss broccoli with olive oil, salt & pepper


3.) Place broccoli on foil-lined baking sheet.



4.) Bake for about 12 minutes.




And that's it! So yummy! (Sorry... the fish was very tender, and not very photogenic! Although if you look at the original recipe, you will find a much prettier picture!)

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