Thursday, July 23, 2015

Easy Baked Tilapia with Broccoli

Easy Baked Tilapia, Baked Tilapia, Tilapia
Sometimes I feel like I just don't have enough time in the day.  Do you ever feel that way?  Making dinner can be so hard and time consuming, especially when I have been running around like a chicken with its head cut off.  So here's something quick and easy to make just for those crazy kind of days.  By the way, my husband loved the dinner and thought I spent a lot of time preparing it just for him.  I just smiled and nodded my head.  It will be my little secret!

Easy Baked Tilapia with Broccoli

4 frozen tilapia fillets (They don't have to be frozen.  I just never think ahead!)
1 teaspoon lemon juice, divided
1 tablespoon butter
14-16 oz. package frozen broccoli
Salt, pepper, garlic powder, paprika to taste

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.  Spray a 9x13 baking dish with Pam.

If tilapia is frozen, rinse with water to remove any frozen ice on the fish.  Pat dry and place in the bottom of the baking dish.  Sprinkle 1/4 teaspoon lemon juice over each fillet.  Season to taste with salt, pepper, and garlic powder.  Dot each fillet with butter and sprinkle paprika on top.  Arrange frozen broccoli around the fillets and season lightly with salt and pepper.  Cover dish with aluminum foil and bake 25 - 30 minutes. 

**You can use other frozen vegetables if you'd like.  Cauliflower and broccoli is good too.

Friday, July 17, 2015

Marietta's Black-eyed Pea Salsa

Black-eyed Pea Salsa, Salsa, Balck-eyed Pea, Dips
Here's another great salsa recipe my friend Marietta shared with me.  It's delicious!  I also have a Black Bean Salsa posted that I love with chips.  Now you have another choice for making a chip salsa to share with your family and friends.  Actually you can eat both salsas by the spoonful without chips if you'd like :-)

Marietta's Black-eyed Pea Salsa

1 can of black-eyed peas (drained)
1 can whole kernel corn (drained)
2 Roma tomatoes (diced)
1 ripe avocado (diced)
3/4 cup fresh cilantro (chopped)
1 packet dry Italian dressing mix (Prepared per instructions) or 8 oz. of Zesty Italian Dressing
1 Tablespoon Cumin

Mix all ingredients.  Chill and serve with chips