This is a good intro. meal for kids. My boys still aren't enjoying the asparagus so I'll be honest...they ate carrot sticks and cucumbers with their meal and some apple slices. But they LOVED the fish. They love tuna fish so this is a natural transition. Tilapia has a very light flavor and firm texture so if you're not a big fish eater like me...this is a good one to try. I would prefer wild caught but we went with farmed this time due to availability and cost. Remember, do what you can when you can. It will never be perfect but every step in the right direction counts.
|Fish prepped with dried parsley, sea salt, pepper, coconut oil, and a smidge of garlic powder|
|Missed the Parsley in this picture...I had thrown it in the recycling and didn't want to go digging for it. :-)|
|Waiting for it to fry on Medium heat for 3-5 minutes on one side.|
|Finished product! Soooo good on a hot day like today!|
Thawed Tilapia Fillets
Heat cast iron griddle over medium heat. Grease your pan with coconut oil. Don't worry about the fat...it's healthy fat. Sprinkle parsley, salt, and pepper over fish. VERY LIGHTLY sprinkle with garlic. Not too much or it will overpower the flavor of the fish. Fry 3-5 minutes per side. It should be flaky when cooked through. Remove from pan to a plate and squeeze lemon juice over if you like. Enjoy!