My husband and kids love all kinds of fish and serve it often. I have to turn the other way when they slurp down oysters and muscles and other nasty looking ocean stuff. So, when I found a package of individually wrapped Tilapia for a very inexpensive price in the frozen section of the grocery store, I reluctantly put it in my cart.
(See, I didn’t even dress the plate with pretty lemon slices and sprigs of parsley ’cause I never thought I’d be posting this recipe)
hmmm… well… maybe I should give it another chance… after all, I am trying to add more healthy omega-whatever to my diet. I’ll just take a tiny piece of the golden, crusty edge just to sample it…
and… i liked it. a lot.
2 tablespoons paprika
2 teaspoons salt
2 teaspoons lemon pepper
1 1/2 teaspoons garlic powder
1 1/2 teaspoons ground red pepper
1 1/2 teaspoons dried, crushed basil
1 teaspoon onion powder
1 teaspoon dried thyme
1 cup unsalted butter, melted (I used far less)
Heat iron skillet (I used a grill pan) on high 5 minutes. Mix all seasonings in a bowl. Dip fillets in melted butter and coat with seasonings. Place fillets in hot skillet and cook 2 minutes on each side.