Did I mention I love fresh food. Last night we tried a new but simple recipe and it was fantastic. I'm not a big fish eater, but as part of my new diet I need to eat more fish and this recipe was so simple, even Shanna could do it. (Just kidding my sweet cousin!) I thought I would share and also I wanted to have it written down somewhere so I can refer back to it because we decided it was a keeper.
Lemon Butter Tilapia
4 Fresh Tilapia fillets
Salt and Pepper
1 Lemon (Buy organic if you can since you will be using the zest of the lemon)
2 Tablespoon butter
Lay the tipapia on a piece of aluminum foil. Salt and pepper both sides. Zest a lemon (if you have a zester like mine you might need to chop it some to make it a fine zest) and split among each piece. Cut the lemon and squeeze the juice of the lemon over fish. Add half a tablespoon of butter to the top of each piece and roll the foil into a packet. Place the packets on a cookie sheet and bake at 375 for about 18-20 minutes, depending on the thickness of the fish.
Clark made some brown rice that he added a little salt and butter to and I served the fish over the rice. We added a side salad with homemade ranch dressing (my new alternative book says to lay off store bought salad dressing). It was a wonderful meal.
Tonight we will be having veggie patch pizza with zucchini and onion from the market and fresh spinich and mushrooms from the store. I can't wait.