I know all about the health benefits that go along with eating fish. Adding a couple servings of fish to your diet every week can reduce your risk of heart disease by a third or more. Fish contains omega-3 fatty acids, which can help boost immunity, reduce blood clotting, and lower blood pressure.
The truth is though, I am just not a fish person! The only time I have it is when I go on vacation to the beach. I enjoy ordering a fresh mahi mahi or tilapia once or twice a year, but that’s about as far as my fish eating goes. Since I don’t eat fish very often, I get my omega-3 instead by adding a tablespoon of whole ground flaxseed to my morning cereal or oatmeal.
My husband, on the other hand, loves fish. When I was digging through the freezer looking for a dinner idea, I noticed two small tilapia filets hiding at the bottom. He bought them before I had moved in, so I put them in the fridge to thaw out and cooked him a special treat.
Lemon Pepper Tilapia
2 white fish filets (I chose Tilapia)
1 teaspoon olive oil
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
Mix together marinade and add fish filets to bowl. Let sit for 5-10 minutes.
Over medium-high heat, place fish on grill pan and cook 3-5 minutes. Turn fish to other side and cook additional 3-4 minutes until lightly browned and cooked through.
When fish is finished cooking, remove from pan and set aside. Pour marinade into pan and bring to a boil for 3-4 minutes.
Place fish on plate and pour cooked marinade over fish.
Serve along a side, such as redskin potatoes, broccoli, rice, etc. As much as I don’t like fish, I have to say this smelled so good and made me wish I felt otherwise. So how did it taste? Well, you’d have to ask my husband, but he sure seemed to enjoy it and absolutely cleaned his plate!
Questions for the Reader
What do you think about eating fish? Love it / hate it? What’s your favorite way to prepare it?,
The one time a year I have fish I like it grilled or blackened with fresh lemon wedges.
Is there a meal that your significant other loves, but you can’t stand to eat?
I would say fish is definitely #1 in my relationship!