Fitness Crazed Foodie
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I, myself, am not a fan of seafood. The smell is the first thing that puts me off from it, and the taste isn't much better either. But, I know there are many health benefits from eating seafood: it is high in protein, has a lot of omega-3 fatty acids, and has certain elements that can help prevent common chronic diseases. So because of these reasons, I have tried a lot of recipes involving different seafoods with a mixture of seasonings and side dishes. Some of the recipes were an unsuccessful one-time deal, but there are some very successful dishes that I want to share!
Tilapia is the first type of seafood that is perfect for non-seafood lovers! It is a very mild-flavored, white flaky fish. I like it because it doesn't smell fishy or have any particularly strong flavor, so it can go with anything and everything! It is also very healthy, as it is low in calories, low in fat, and high in protein.
Baked seasoned tilapia is the healthiest and most delicious way to enjoy it. Instead of breading the fish and frying it, keep it simple and top the filets with great mixtures of seasonings. Here are some ideas for Tilapia and shrimp (another mild-flavored seafood) I have enjoyed.
Lemon-Garlic Baked Tilapia
3 4-oz filets of tilapia
1 tbsp olive oil
2 small shallots, finely chopped
2-4 cloves minced garlic (depends on your taste)
Salt and pepper, to taste
Preheat oven to 425.
Turn stove on and start heating up a medium saute pan with olive oil. Add minced shallots first and let them cook for about 3-4 minutes until soft. Add minced garlic cloves into pan and saute for 1-2 minutes.
While garlic and shallots are sauteing, take filets out of packaging and wash them off with water. Place filets on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Sprinkle both sides of fish with salt and pepper. Then, top the fish with the olive oil, garlic and shallots mixture. Spread evenly on top of each filet. Squeeze the halved lemon over a strainer so that the lemon juice is evenly distributed to each filet.
Place in the oven and bake for 10 minutes. I then turn off the oven and turn the broiler on high. I like to broil the fish for 2-3 minutes after baking it to turn it a darker color and leave it with a couple crispier parts. And then you're done! It is a simple, fast and healthy seafood dinner.
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