The Tastiness of Tilapia

 

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Today is Tilapia Tuesday – well, at least this week. And yes, I confess to being an unabashedly biased fish lover, which is why this is Fish Week at JoK. Not sure why I chose this week; maybe because the weather is (finally!) beautiful and springy, and I start leaning toward lighter and heart-healthier proteins. I mean, there’s something about frosty winter nights that make a hearty beef dish just perfect. But then warm spring weather blows in, we start heading for lakes and beaches, and suddenly, I’m thinking of fish!

If you’ve never eaten tilapia, you’ve been missing out on a flaky, white delicacy that’s low in fat, low in calories (half the cals of salmon), low in carbs, high in protein and very versatile in recipes. Its mild flavor and light-bodied texture allow it to absorb seasonings and spices very well.

Roll that drum — because I hereby present you with my recipe for a fresh-as-springtime Spicy Citrus Tilapia! It’s tangy and spicy and the perfect dish for a warm evening. Serve it with fluffy rice, angel hair pasta, or your favorite steamed veggies, with a nice glass of chilled white wine. To a fish lover, that is Heaven
On
Earth.

Do you have a favorite fish? Share your best fish recipe with us!

Want to test more tilapia recipes? Try these on for size:
Parmesan and Sun-Dried Tomato Crusted Tilapia
Tilapia Summer Vegetable Packets
Chili Rubbed Tilapia with Asparagus and Lemon
Tilapia With Cheesy Roasted Pepper and Chipotle Rice
Tilapia Ceviche with Mango
Puerto Rican Fish Stew – Bacalao

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Jamie Geller is the only best-selling cookbook author who wants to get you out of the kitchen – not because she doesn’t love food – but because she has tons to do. As “The Bride Who Knew Nothing” Jamie found her niche specializing in fast, fresh, family recipes. Now the "Queen of Kosher" (CBS) and the "Jewish Rachael Ray" (New York Times), she's the creative force behind JoyofKosher.com and "Joy of Kosher with Jamie Geller" magazine . Jamie and her hubby live in Israel with their five busy kids who give her plenty of reasons to get out of the kitchen - quickly. Check out her new book, "Joy of Kosher: Fast, Fresh Family Recipes."