Being from Boston, my uncles were all fisherman. 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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This is really easy garlic herb-seasoned tilapia, with a lot of flavors, but a really healthy dish. My kids love the rub and I love that it’s done in no time.
- 2 tablespoons melted butter
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- 1 teaspoon garlic and herb seasoning
- 1 teaspoon onion powder
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
- 1 pound tilapia fillets
- Start by making the rub, in a small mixing bowl mix together the garlic and herb seasoning, onion powder, salt, and pepper.
- Ia another mixing bowl, mix together the lemon juice and melted butter.
- Brush the lemon juice and melted butte rover the fish, and then rub the seasoning mix on top.
- Spray this fish with olive oil spray, and then place into the air fryer basket or oven. Set the temperature for 400 degrees F, for 4 minutes, after 4 minutes, flip (spray again) and add another 4 minutes.
- Serve with lemon wedges.