Sunday, November 13, 2011

Coconut-crusted Tilapia

Yesterday, it snowed practically all day! If you read the blog regularly, you know I’m not a fan of the white stuff. Well, mainly the cold that is associated with it. My cold feet and fingers are now a constant reminder.

There was a Utah football game yesterday as well and we usually go.. but I will admit I am a “fair-weathered” fan. As in.. I love my Utes but I will cheer them on from the comfort of my own couch in my cozy home when there is a stinkin blizzard outside.

Plus, we had all the football fixings'

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chips, hummus, and salsa!

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So although, I’m the biggest wuss when it comes to the fluffy, cold white stuff..

I do like this white stuff.

 

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Like A LOT.

Coconut makes any girl happy.. kind of like chocolate… or almond butter..

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It should just snow coconut in the winter. How cool would that be!!? We could make coconut snowmen, and coconut angels and I wouldn’t even mind a coconut ball to the face at times. You could even have an endless supply of coconut to make coconut crusted tilapia every single day. --->Wow.. if you ever wonder what Brent and I talk about on a daily basis.. there you go.. mostly every conversation begins with a What if? Try it.. its kind of fun. And while your figuring that out make this.

{Coconut-crusted Tilapia}

 

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Ingredients:

  • 2 Tilapia Filets
  • 2 Egg whites
  • Shredded unsweetened coconut (I used bob mills)

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  • Almonds (almond flour)

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  • Mrs. Dash

Directions

Pre-heat oven to 425

Throw almonds in your food processor and ground into flour (unless you just have almond meal)

Combine almond flour and coconut  in a medium bowl

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Roll filets in egg whites

Roll filets in almond flour and coconut mixture till completely covered

 

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Lay on wire rack, cover filets with remaining crust

 

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Bake for 15-20 minutes or until browned

 

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Let cool for 5 minutes

Fish should be white and flakey

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And matched alongside with a veggie and starch for a full rounded nutritious meal! If you have kids.. just call them fish sticks, and if they don’t like fish? chicken fingers.. (I won’t tell). Tilapia is not a very fishy fish to me so even your worst fish hater may like it.

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This may be my new favorite way to eat tilapia, or anything for that matter.. What if I rolled all my food in coconut and almonds? Like bananas.. then THEN dip them in chocolate!?

-now I’m thinkin.

Q. What if it really did snow coconut?

I would shovel my driveway in my swimsuit and lay out while reading and sipping out of my coconut cup. –>that’s the life..

Q. What is your favorite football food?

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