Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Catch of the Day

Lately tilapia has become my newest seafood obsession. You can typically buy a pound for under five dollars and it's relatively simple to prepare, depending on the complexity of the recipe you choose, of course.

If you want a preparation technique that deceivingly tastes like you've spent all day in the kitchen, try broiled Parmesan tilapia. It's quick, filling, and you won't have to feel overly guilty about eating it if you're calorie counting.

In terms of simplifying the ingredient list, you can substitute sea salt for celery salt and can nix the onion powder as well. The Parmesan and basil are prominent enough flavors that you can easily forgo some of these other additional seasonings.

My favorite thing about this recipe? It gives me that same warm, happy feeling that homemade mac and cheese or buttery mashed potatoes provide, without the extended prep steps and high-fat content that usually define comfort foods. Hey, when you love to indulge in food as much as I do, you almost have to have a least one healthy go-to comfort food.


  1. I went to your link on tilapia and noticed that this fish has the lowest level of mercury found in tested fish. Good to know, especially for women thinking about having children or for those that are already pregnant. MM

  2. This looks/sounds yummy and easy to prepare. I'll definitely be trying this out at home. Thanks! :)

  3. Looks amazing! I've never tried it but now I'm tempted to.