one fish…two ways…

DSCN2976DSCN2981My dad and I were in need of a quick-lunch. Now usually I don’t go about fixin different meals for each person, just too much work for my lazy self, but today I decided to make an exception. The star of our recipes today is tilapia, just two pieces. I used the same seasoning and cooking method for all the fish, I just decided to plate them a bit different. We ended up sharing one of each so we could decided which we liked better, daddy prefered the fish tacos, and I prefered the fish sandwich. Either way you wish to fix this, it was a quick and delicious lunch for two. So maybe you have a few pieces of fresh fish or some frozen babies hidden in the freezer, either way make lunch for someone you know, sometimes it’s nice to share…


tilapia two ways

2 pieces of fresh or frozen tilapia

2 T. olive oil

pinch of chilli powder

pinch of paprika

pinch of garlic salt

pinch of dried parsley flakes

salt and pepper

fresh lemon slices for squeezing

– begin by heating oil in large skillet.

– using a small bowl combine all seasonings – chilli powder, paprika, garlic salt, parsley, and salt and pepper. and mix well to combine.

– sprinkle seasoning onto fish on both sides of fish (*if you are using a frozen fish, make sure it is defrosted first)

– cook fish for 3-5 minutes on each side over medium high heat. fish should flake with a fork when cooked through.

– remove from pan, then squeeze fresh lemon over warm fish.

to serve tacos:

place fish into warm tortilla shell. top with fresh avocado slices, lettuce, cheese and salsa. i served a side of chips and salsa.

to serve fish sandwich:

place fish into a toasted (butter then put under the broiler) hot dog bun. top with mayo, lettuce, and baby dill pickles. i served sides of baby dill pickles and potato salad.


7 thoughts on “one fish…two ways…

  1. Sarah! I’ve been looking forward to your post. Erm…I would love to try both 🙂 Tilapia is quite common over here but i have never thought of turning it into sandwich or taco. This is such a great idea. I would love to try it soon. Happy to hear from you again!…danny

  2. Sarah, that looks so light and very delicious! Love to see families take such good care of each other! Take care!

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