Dinner is quick, healthy, and delicious with Lemon Garlic Tilapia! This diet friendly recipe can be prepared in just 15 minutes!
Wedding planning. I feel like I should be more stressed than I actually am right now. Maybe because we are starting early and have about 14 months until the big day. But still, I always see these crazy stressed out brides and I’m not right now. Granted, choosing our venue/date was stressful. But after that, everything has been relatively smooth. We signed a DJ and I’ve been looking into officiants while Matt has been looking at photographers.
I’ve found that we have different tastes in photographs. I like really bright, vibrant photos while he hates when photographers “overexpose” the picture. It has definitely proven interesting. We’ve reached out to a few to try and find just the right one. I saw this great quote that the photos are the only thing from your wedding that will increase in value each year after the wedding. It’s definitely true and more of a reason I want to invest in a great photographer.
Our three big priorities for the wedding are the venue, the DJ, and the photography. We are definitely being selective when it comes to that!
I’m sure I’ll look back on this post a year from now and laugh, wishing I had been doing all this other wedding stuff now while I have the time. But I do have a guest book idea I want to start on and already found bridesmaids gifts I want. So that’s a start.
Anyways, with 2016 rolling right along, it’s easy to get caught up in work or wedding planning and eat not so healthy. Fortunately, today I have a great alternative. Lemon Garlic Tilapia. And hey, if you don’t have tilapia, you can use any other white fish you like!
This dish is great for so many reasons. One, it is quick! Like, lightening quick. From start to finish this fish takes about 15 minutes to prepare and cook. That’s it! Secondly, it is super healthy for you. Fish is a great, light food that can replace your run-of-the-mill chicken dinner. The fish is seasoned with wholesome goodness that will leave your palette pleased! It is great with some green beans that can absorb all of that delicious sauce. Yummy!
Happy cooking and happy Friday!
- 3 garlic cloves, minced
- 1/2 cup lemon juice
- 1/2 cup white wine (or chicken broth)
- 2 tsp dried parsley
- 1/2 tsp ground black pepper
- 1/2 tsp garlic salt
- 1 tbs olive oil
- 6 tilapia or flounder filets (thawed if frozen)
- Combine garlic cloves, lemon juice, white wine, parsley, pepper, and salt in a medium bowl and whisk to combine. Place olive oil in a large skillet and turn on medium heat. Once heated, lie fish filets in a single (or almost single) layer in the skillet and pour over 3/4 or all of lemon sauce. Cook fish on medium heat until the flesh turns white and flakes easily with a fork (5 minutes or less). Serve warm.
- There are two ways to prevent fish from tasting too fishy. 1) Buy fresh fish that doesn't smell fishy. It shouldn't have a strong smell and be firm. 2) Don't overcook the fish. Tilapia and flounder are very thin so they cook very quickly. If you overcook it, the fish can take on a fishy taste. Properly cooked fish should never taste fishy.