Greetings and Salutations!
How is everyone’s week going?? Mine is fantastic! Today is the first day of spring and international day of happiness! I am so glad to see spring, which will hopefully come with warmer weather, and I was even more excited when I learned that today was dedicated to being happy. On the website, they talk about the importance of focusing on happiness and well being than craving/searching for material possessions. I couldn’t think of a better way to uplift the human spirit and remind everyone AROUND THE WORLD that despite our circumstances, things could be a lot worse. For those unfortunate people who are in horrible situations, emotionally or physically imprisioned by their government or life’s problems, I pray that you soon find peace and hope. Don’t give up!
Anywho…on to the recipe part of the post. This is one of my favorite fish recipes. I think I found it on the ever popular Skinny Taste, but I’ve been cooking it for so many years that I honestly can’t even remember. This recipe is so super easy it’s disgusting. It’s very light and for all of the food/meal preppers out there, it’s even good two days later. One of my coworkers and a friend of mine is giving up meat (red meat, pork, even chicken) for Lent as well as millions of others who practice the Catholic fate, so this is a quick recipe that you can enjoy.
Pan Seared Tilapia in a Spicy Tomato Sauce
- Olive Oil
- 5 Tilapia filets
- One small onion, chopped
- 4 cloves of garlic (i happen to love garlic, so you can use less if you like)
- Two 14 oz cans of diced tomatoes (one regular and one Italian diced tomatoes)
- 2 Roma tomatoes, chopped
- Red pepper (ground or flakes, but either is optional)
- 1 tablespoon of dried oregano
- Salt and Pepper
Add the onion and garlic to a medium to large skillet and cook on medium heat until the onions are soft and translucent. Add the fresh tomatoes, canned tomatoes and spices and cook for another 5 minutes until the fresh veggies have started to soften.
Place the tilapia into the skillet on top of the tomato, making a little bed or section for the fish. Salt and pepper the top of the fish and then spoon a little bit of the tomatoes on top of the tomato, but don’t cover completely.
COVER and cook the tilapia for another 15-17 minutes until the tilapia is firm, but flaky.
Garnish with parsley and serve with white or brown rice.
So you tell me…what do YOU have to be happy about!? 🙂