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Old 02-06-2011, 06:53 PM   #1  
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I bought some tilapia today. I've never had it and am not sure how to season it. I'm not really a big fish eater but I thought I'd give it a try.
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Old 02-06-2011, 09:43 PM   #2  
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I love tilapia! But as for me, I never season it. I actually just put cooking spray in a pan, spray a frozen fillet with it, and then cook it on one side for 3 minutes, flip it and cook it for 6 minutes, and then it's usually done. I use med-high to high heat.

That method makes it crispy and delicious even without anything on it.
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try skinnytaste.com- she a number of simple ways to prepare tilapia

its a pretty mild fish, kind of the "chicken" of the seafood world. it'll taste like whatever you season it with. i usually season mine with salt and pepper, saute in a pan with cooking spray as Lianna stated for a few minutes per side, squeeze of lemon, and i'm good to go!

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I mixed together some olive oil, butter, parsley, garlic salt together and poured it over the fish before baked it. Sprinkled a little salt and pepper over it too. It was good but the olive oil is kind of a calorie hog.
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Blackened with Red Pepper Coulis!
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Get crazy with it! split a serving into 4 mini packets and season them all differently to find a couple you like.
Lemon and chives,
green chilli salsa,
adobe seasoning,
simple seasoned salt,
chopped fruit mixed up,
your favorite spice.
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I would suggest mixing the olive oil with lemon and/or lime juice to sort of stretch it out. I only need one teaspoon of olive oil for 2-3 fillets along with 1/4 cupish of lemon/lime juice, garlic, salt/pepper or some creole/cajun seasoning. So good and SO easy! Last time, I put frozen vegetables in the same pan with the fish and citrus juice/oil drizzle, yum!

Oh one more thing- I love tilapia for fish tacos with homemade mango or cucumber salsa! Tilapia is very versatile, seriously.

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I usually use this when I grill tilapia on the stove top grill, and squirt with some lemon juice right before taking it off.

http://www.mccormick.com/Press-Room/...Seasoning.aspx

(It's not just for salmon.)

DELICIOUS!!

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Lemon pepper! :0
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I second the lemon pepper! It's my favorite way of cooking fish. I'm a lemon lover so I usually add additional slices of lemon on top of the fish or in the dish with it while it bakes.

Another really mild fish you might want to try is Basa. It's a white fish that really doesn't have any fishy taste, it's even milder then talapia!

(Inner fish geek comment... did you know talapia are a type of cichlid? Cichlids are an agressive type of fish commonly kept in aquariums but talapia grow to large for most aquariums. Talapia love eating veggies and plants and are sometimes used for weed control. Fishermen love them because they put up a really good fight when caught. Inner geek sated.)
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http://recipes.sparkpeople.com/recip...p?recipe=75983

This is SO GOOD. I'm going to make tacos out of tilapia too soon, I'll let you know how that goes.
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Adobo powder on both sides. Broil on top rack -- 3-4 min per side depending on how you like it.

Easiest way to do fish and tasty too!

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ADOBO!!! i forgot about adobo...i'n buying some tomorrow...thanks astrophe!
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I love panko on my tilapia. You have to press the fish into it for it to stick. Then I bake it in a pan with olive oil and garlic and sea salt. This fish is the perfect fish stick fillet. Ketchup doesn't hurt either. :P

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(Inner fish geek comment... did you know talapia are a type of cichlid? Cichlids are an agressive type of fish commonly kept in aquariums but talapia grow to large for most aquariums. Talapia love eating veggies and plants and are sometimes used for weed control. Fishermen love them because they put up a really good fight when caught. Inner geek sated.)
Thank you for the factoid. I didn't even notice it the first time.
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