As many of you know, I am not considered the creative chef of the Johnston home. That would be Brett. He definitely has the ability to think up some amazing dishes without even looking up a recipe.
Me, on the other hand, I am pretty much useless in the kitchen without a recipe to follow. And while I have been searching for recipes to feature as the Recipe of the Week, I have noticed that I tend to shy away from any recipe that ends up listing what seems like an endless number of ingredients. I get pretty intimidated by a recipe once I get down to about the 6th ingredient.
And since I really want to start cooking more, I’m taking baby steps. So, I found a great recipe with only 5 ingredients. Right up my alley!
The recipe of the week is Almond Crusted Tilapia. I prepped and cooked this meal in less than 15 minutes and not only was it insanely easy, but I loved it and can’t wait to cook it again!
Doesn’t it just sound fancy, too?
- 1/4 cup whole natural almonds
- 2 tablespoons dry breadcrumbs
- 1 teaspoon salt-free garlic and herb seasoning blend (such as Mrs. Dash)
- 1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
- 1 tablespoon canola oil or Pam Spray
- 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
- 2 (6-ounce) Tilapia fillets
(It is a little over 5 ingredients, but no one really counts pepper or cooking oil so I still consider it only 5)
1. First, place the first 4 ingredients in a food processor for about 45 seconds or until finely ground. Then, transfer crumb mixture to a shallow dish.
2. Heat the oil, (I used a little Pam Spray right before placing the fish in the pan, so that it wouldn’t burn) in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat.
3. Brush Dijon mustard over both sides of fillets and dredge in crumb mixture.
4. Add fish to pan and cook 3 minutes on each side or until fish flakes easily when tested with a fork.
The fish was flaky and tender, and I love the crunch that the almonds added to the dish. I served it with garlic couscous and steamed veggies.
I don’t get to cook with fish very much, so this was such a great dinner to switch it up and was very healthy, too.
(Per Serving of Fish)
- Calories: 367
- Fat: 19g
- Protein: 38.9g
- Carbohydrate: 9.9g
I will definitely be keeping this recipe in the cookbook for the future, when I am craving a good fish dinner!