Thursday, April 12, 2012

Walnut Crusted Tilapia

 

I have had some fish sitting in my fridge “defrosting” ALL week. I had full intentions on preparing it earlier in the week, but life happened.  I finally had time to take it out and prepare it today into something especially delicious!

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I had both types of fish in my fridge, tilapia and salmon!! I am a big fan of both fish. Salmon has more of a healthy fat and tilapia is a no fat fish both high protein. Tilapia is a mild fish, little flavor, not “fishy” tasting. Salmon is a bit more fishy then the tilapia and has a bit more flavor to it.

Since both fish had to be cooked I made both.. differently.

Two recipes! Both are quick and SIMPLE and take less then 10 minutes to prepare!

Done and Done!

First Up!

Walnut Crusted Tilapia

Ingredients:

  • 2-3 Tilapia filets
  • 2 egg whites
  • 2 tbs Coconut Flour
  • 1/4 C. Diced Walnuts

Directions:

Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees

Place each ingredient into a different tupperware

In dippin order:

egg whites- flour – walnuts

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Matching tupperware anyone?

Take each filet and dip and roll it in the egg whites, then flour then walnuts- place in glass pan and cover with additional walnuts. Sprinkle with sea salt if desired!

Bake for 20 minutes!

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Lemon Pepper Salmon

Ingredients:

  • 1 pound Salmon
  • 1 Lemon
  • Mrs. Dash- Lemon Pepper

Directions:

Place Salmon in glass dish

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(obviously not in glass dish..yet)

Squeeze half lemon over salmon

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Slice other half of lemon and place on top of salmon

Sprinkle with Mrs. Dash

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Bake for 30 minutes!

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Tilapia is thinner and bakes quickly. I made both fish in the same glass dish but removed the tilapia after 20 minutes and put the salmon back in for an additional 10. They both turned out great!

I had about half serving of each and paired with some green beans and a sliced apple for a little sweetness.

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Brent came home yesterday with a surprise for me!

A new LAPTOP! He had even downloaded I-tunes, live writer, set up internet. It was all ready to go! He is amazing! I’m one lucky girl.

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I love it!! Much needed!! My right click didn’t work on my old one and I couldn’t drag anything anywhere! Things would stick.. music would get stuck and skip..etc. I was constantly yelling at it.. (Like that would make it work anyway..) He gave it to me with one promise.. NOT to eat next to it.. Being a food blogger my computer tends to get a bit sticky.. Winking smileSame with my phone and camera..

I have been resting this week. NO workouts. Which has been one of the hardest things ever. Tonight, I had a emer sub call from one of the gyms I teach at to cover a pump class. Which I did. (Sorry, Coach)I went light. WAY lighter then normal. My hip is still aggravating, I don’t think I’m ready to run again or lift my leg in any sort of way. This is an injury that I know is going to take time to heal and I’m just going to have to be patient. Next week I have the So-cal Relay. Hopefully, I’m ready to go.

I also got a great massage today! My friend Stacy is an AMAZING massage therapist! She has worked in Chiropractic offices as well as Sports medicine for 20 years!

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I will admit it was the best sports massage I have ever had. She made sure I was comfortable the whole time. I never felt to revealed or insecure the entire time. She asked just enough questions to know where to focus on and never felt awkward at all. I have had massages before where either the masseuse talked to much and I couldn’t relax at ALL or they didn’t say a thing and it was just uncomfortable and weird. There were times that I wanted to cry just because she focused so much on my hips and hamstrings, both of which are tight and overworked.

I left feeling rejuvenated and loose. My hip feels better already! If anyone local is in need of a massage give her a go! You’ll LOVE it!

Time to hit the couch and catch up on Modern Family!

Good Night!

Q. What is your favorite fish?

Q. Do you ever get massages?

1 comment:

  1. Yum, talapia is one of my favorite fishes! I've never tried it crusted, just grilled or baked, sounds tasty :)

    P.S. Who doesn't love massages?! I've had a handful but think the best ones have been at a physical therapy office- spas are definitely relaxing but PT's give better massages [IMO]...

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