Being from Boston, my uncles were all fishermen. Therefore, I was treated to a LOT of seafood, over the years. There was absolutely nothing better than my uncles dropping off the days’ catch to my mom, who would almost make something amazing. I remember my uncle’s dropping off baby lobsters because no one would buy them, now we all know them as chicken lobsters, and if they were free, there would be a line around the block, to get them.
My husband grew up as a good old midwestern boy, but he vacationed every year at Cape Cod, where he ate his share of great seafood.
When I moved to Ohio after we got married, I noticed that the seafood was different, they didn’t have lobsters, they had crab legs, and I literally remember going through the supermarket and saying, what are those? They just looked like something that came from outer space. Instead of cod, they ate salmon. I have never had salmon, so it was an acquired taste, my mother in law made the best salmon that I have ever had. I will probably be making it in the next couple of weeks, as we finish up Lent. She served it with a creamy dill dip, that even my son would eat (granted he would eat it without the salmon, but he would finish his bowl, LOL).
Seafood is important, it’s a great source of protein without a lot of fat. It hits most of the marks, gluten-free, low carb, and other diets.
Today, I am bringing you Tilapia, a widely distributed white fish. I did not grow up eating it, so I had to search for how to prepare it. First, it is a farmed fish, it can not be found in the wild, it has a lot of protein and Omega 3 fatty assets. It is a very controversial fish, I know this, because of everyone posts it on my air fryer group, people all go up in arms. But it’s a recipe, and you don’t have to eat it, so I don’t get involved in the controversy. I’m just a food blogger, not an activist.
Hope you and yours enjoy!
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Air Fryer, Coconut-Crusted Tilapia
This is a really and tasty way to eat Tilapia.
- Prep Time: 10
- Cook Time: 8
- Total Time: 18
- Yield: 4 servings 1x
- Category: Seafood
- Method: Air Fryer
- Cuisine: American
- 3/4 cup unsweetened flaked coconut
- 1/2 cup coconut flour
- 1 tesapoon sea salt
- 3 egg, beaten
- 4 (4 ounces filets) tilapia fillets
- Start by mixing the unsweetened flaked coconut, coconut flour, and sea salt together.
- Then in a small bowl, beat the eggs.
- Then dip your fillets into the beaten eggs and then into the coconut mixture.
- Spray your air fryer basket or pan,
- Place your fish onto the air fryer basket or pan, and spray it with olive oil.
- Slide your tray into the air fryer.
- Set your temperature to 400 degrees F.
- Set your timer for 4 minutes, after 4 minutes, flip and air fry for another 4 minutes.
- Check to make sure your fish is fully cooked, and then
- Plate, serve and enjoy!
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