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 it!
My Recommendations for Air Fryers, which is a very common question, I receive. Here are my three favorites, at the time of the post.
GoWise Air Fryer, I think this is the best model to get you into the air fryer world, it doesn’t mean that you are going to stick with it, but it’s a solid machine, large enough for a chicken and inexpensive enough that you can upgrade later, and use it for sides.
Secura Air Fryer: This is MY first air fryer, I have had it since (Amazon tells me I ordered it on August 23, 2017), It is a fabulous machine, and I always recommend it to my Facebook group, when they are on sale because it works. And to be honest, once you get into the air fryer world, you want another one for side dishes (and, I’m so hoping that is true and not just me)
Omni Air Fryer, By Instant Pot: This is my newest addition and I am in love. There are a lot of things I love about this, but the main ones are that I can make a LOT of food for my family, and since I have 2 teenage boys, I really need the same. Also, this was my first air fryer oven, so I am loving making cookies, pancakes and other food that needed a flat surface.
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Being from Boston, Haddock is really my favorite fish, I have a hard time getting it since I live in Philadelphia, but it was in stock, and I so wanted it for lunch, served with a hearty helping of tartar sauce.
- 4 pieces of haddock fish, mine were about 5 ounces per piece
- 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
- 3 cups panko bread crumbs
- 2 eggs
- 6 tablespoons mayonnaise
- Optional: tartar sauce or lemon wedges for serving
- Start by mixing the panko breadcrumbs, salt, pepper in a small mixing bowl.
- In another bowl, pour the flour.
- In the third bowl, mix together the mayonnaise and egg.
- Dip the fish into the flour, then into the egg/mayo mixture, and then into the panko mixture.
- As you dip them in, place them in a greased air fryer basket or a greased air fryer tray.
- When you finish breading your fish, spray GENEROUSLY with olive oil spray.
- Set the tray or basket into the air fryer at 350 degrees F, for 8-12 minutes.
- Once your fish flakes easily, remove.
- Serve with tartar sauce and/or lemon wedges.
- Plate, serve, and enjoy!