June 3, 2014

Tasty Tuesday- Tilapia with Sauteed Spinach

If you've spent any time here on the blog or follow me on Instagram, you'll know that I love food. Food is a big part of our ( my husband and me ) life and, while we enjoy going out to eat, we also enjoy staying in and having a home-cooked meal prepared by yours truly. ;-)

My reason for starting this blog, almost four months ago, was to share not only my love for fashion and my personal style, but also some other things I'm passionate about like travel, and eats and drinks ( I invite you to visit my "About Me" page up on top for more details ).

Going forward, every Tuesday, I will be sharing some of the dishes I enjoy making at home. The post will be called "Tasty Tuesday" and will be under the Eats and Drinks category on top of the Home page.

You'll find that these dishes are easy and no fuss ( I have no formal training, just learned from my mom and the Cooking Channel ) and, most of the time, will require very little clean-up. I'm all about quick and easy when it comes to cooking!

We love Tilapia. It's one of our go-to proteins and  I make it once a week. This is one of the ways we enjoy it. I hope you make it and like it as much as we do! Buon Appetito!

Ingredients needed to make this dish
Chop up the garlic and grate the cheese
Saute the garlic in a little Extra Virgin olive oil for about 2 minutes, moving it around to make sure it doesn't burn

Add the spinach and saute along with garlic until the spinach wilts- about 4 minutes

Saute the Tilapia seasoned-side down ( see seasonings below ) in a little Extra Virgin olive oil. Then season the top side with  only salt and pepper and add fennel seeds 

Flip the Tilapia after about 4-5  minutes and saute the other side for another 3-4 minutes

Serve alongside the quinoa  with a lemon wedge and enjoy!

The following is based on a meal for two people. In this case I made four fillets because they were really small. I will usually only make two if they are bigger.


You will need:

Tilapia Fillets ( as many as you need )
Salt and Pepper
Garlic Power
Onion Powder
Fennel Seeds (optional)
Extra Virgin Olive Oil

In a medium to large pan on medium heat add about 2 tablespoons of Extra Virgin Olive Oil. Season one side of the Tilapia with salt, pepper, cumin, cayanne, garlic powder, and onion powder. Once the oil is hot, add in the fillets seasoned-side down and saute for about 4-5 minutes depending on size. At this point, season the other side with only salt and pepper and add some fennel seeds. Flip the fillets and saute the other side for about 3-4 minutes until the fish is white and cooked through.


You will need:

1  5 ounce package of  Baby Spinach
2 cloves of garlic ( we love garlic, you can use one clove if you feel two is too much )
Juice of half a lemon
1/4 cup of grated Parmigiano Reggiano
Extra Virgin Olive Oil

In a medium pan on medium heat, put about 2 tablespoons of Extra Virgin Olive Oil. Once it's hot, add in the chopped garlic and saute for about 2 minutes moving it around making sure it doesn't burn. Then add in a 5 ounce package of Spinach and saute together with the garlic until it's wilted, about 3-4 minutes. Turn off heat and season the Spinach with salt and pepper, squeeze in the juice of half a lemon and toss. Once you plate it, add the grated Parmigiano cheese.


Cook according to package instructions based on the amount you need.

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