Fish Recipes: Tilapia In Less Than Five Minutes
Easy Fish Recipe:
My wife brought some Tilapia fish fillets home from the store yesterday, it was late and everyone was hungry. I did not really feel like cooking anything but I am glad she bought fish since it is easy to cook without a recipe.
I used McCormick brand Grill Mates seafood rub which contains:
chili pepper, black pepper, sugar, onion, garlic, salt, lemon peel, brown sugar, tomato, and red bell pepper. A couple of tablespoons of olive oil in a non stick pan on the stove top and that was it.
The most important thing to remember when cooking fish is not to over-cook it. The Tilapia fillets were about 1/2 inch at their thickest part. You can see through the fillets as they are cooking on the first side. You will notice the pinkish fish turning white on the bottom but still pink on the top. When the edges are white 1/2 through the thickest part I turn them over. And let cook for just a little less time than the first side took. It only takes about 3 minutes total to cook this fish recipe and a minute or for rubbing in the spices.
Don’t worry if you don’t have any pre-made rub, just use some salt and pepper or lemon pepper. Rub it onto both sides of the fillets and cook over medium heat for just a few minutes. Here is what the Tilapia looked like when it was finished.Tilapia Fish Recipe
Fish is about the only thing I don’t need a recipe to cook. I learned how to cook mild white fish, like Grouper or Cobia, from catching them in the gulf of mexico. Salt and pepper are all you really need for mild fish to turn out great.
Blackened Grouper is really good. I’ll have to make that next time. Hint – use Redfish Magic blackening seasoning and a hot flat-iron skillet with lots of unsalted butter outside on the grill. This one makes a little smoke.