Tuesday, January 8, 2013

A food post.....Garlic and Herb Seasoned Tilapia

I am trying to put more fish on the menu but neither of us like anything too strong of a fish taste, so when I came across this recipe for Garlic and Herb Seasoned Tilapia, I wanted to give it a try.  As Gregg finds Tilapia too mild he requested flounder.  When I went to the supermarket they didn't have any and I asked the fishmonger what would he recommend other than flounder. He had the cod and pointed to a couple of others but I'm a bit finicky on fish and knew from past experience that I liked cod....

so, even though I am giving the recipe for Tilapia below, I substituted fillets of cod.

Garlic and Herb Seasoned Tilapia  found at the McCormick website here.

Enough for 4 servings.

Preparation time:         5 minutes
Cooking time:             12 minutes

2 tablespoons butter, melted
1-1/2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1-1/2 teaspoons McCormick Perfect Pinch Salt Free Garlic and Herb Seasoning
1 teaspoon McCormick Onion Powder
1/4 teaspoon McCormick Black Pepper, ground
1 pound Tilapia fillets 

Mix butter, lemon juice, seasoning, onion powder and pepper in a small bowl until well blended.

Place fish on broiler pan.  Brush butter mixture over fish.

Broil 10 to 12 minutes or until fish flakes easily with a fork.

Test Kitchen Tip: you can also substitute red snapper, striped bass, flounder or sole for the tilapia.

End result: we loved this dish, in fact we were both surprised how much we loved it.  It was delicious.  I used whatever I had in the pantry, same ingredients but not always the McCormick brand.  

I also had a stick of Kerrygold Garlic and Herb butter that we didn't use over the holiday and substituted that for the melted butter mixed with fresh lemon juice.  

What we also loved was how easy it was to cook, and fast.  I came home from the store and half an hour later we were sitting down to dinner.  Goes great with a green salad or an assortment of roasted colorful veggies.

I served it with wedges of lemon and the extra juice gave it a nice little zing.