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Thursday, March 4, 2010

Friday Fish Dinner

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This year I decided to be good and during Lent I will eat fish on Friday's. I made Tilapia which is becoming a favourite fish in my house for my husband and I, but my daughter refuses to even come near any fish.
While at the veggie store they had some zucchini which looked good and first I bought them I thought I would make a zucchini cake but as you can see I roasted them for the first time and I loved them otherwise I'm not too much of a fan of that veggie unless it's in a cake or muffin.
Roasted Zucchini Spears
[Adapted from The Classic Zucchini Cookbook]
2 medium zucchini, cut in half and then 3" spears.
2 garlic cloves, minced
2 Tbsp. EVOO [Extra Virgin Olive Oil]
salt and pepper to taste
Balsamic Vinegar
Preheat oven to 450 deg. Faren.
Grease a baking sheet with cooking spray.
Arrange zucchini spears skin side down on baking sheet.
Lightly brush the cut sides of the zucchini with the EVOO, garlic and salt and pepper.
Roast for 15 till done or tender and lightly browned.
Transfer Zucchini to a serving plate and drizzle with Balsamic Vinegar.......serve warm.
*I omitted the Balsamic vinegar but used a wee bit of red pepper flakes crushed and some Italian seasoning.

Roasted and ready to eat.......yummmmmm.

Baked Tilapia
Preheat oven to 400 deg. Faren.
Spray baking sheet with cooking spray.
I used some Cajun seasoning, salt and pepper sprinkled and rubbed some on the Tilapia fish fillets.
Roasted them for 25 min.............til done. Some ovens maybe different.

Here's my dinner on a plate........we also had Basmati buttered rice with some chick peas. I just use the canned chick peas and sauted some in a wee bit of butter and then add them to the cooked rice............. you can use any rice but this happens to be my husbands fav.

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  1. thanks for the Tilapia recipe, I'm lost with different ways to cook fish each week. And the roast Zucchini looks yummy.

  2. This looks so good! I guess I may be hungry!

  3. This looks great! I am going to use the zucchini recipe. I need to figure out what EVOO is.

  4. Erica, I came to thank you for visiting us and leaving such a sweet comment. Your dinner looks wonderful- Allie and I LOVE tilapia! And we roast veggies regularly- it caramelizes their natural sugars and makes them fabulous!
    xoxo Pattie

  5. I love Tilapia and Toronto!
    Your blogspot is lovely - I'll be back for more.

  6. This looks delicious and healty too! Thanks! I'm trying it.

  7. I love zucchini and tilapia--can't wait to try the balsamic glaze. Thanks for the recipes!

  8. This looks delicious. We love Talapia. I've never seen zucchini prepared this way. I'm going to try it. laurie

  9. Yum! Our family loves fish. I have had a harder time getting them away from just Salmon. That seems to be their first choice...I am trying to get them to expand their horizons under the sea. ha ha

  10. I love all roasted veggies. But I never have made zucchini. WOW- this looks delicious!

  11. Hi Erica, it is so nice to meet you. Mr. P loves veggies, I'm anxious to try the zucchini recipe. Thanks for sharing it. I enjoyed you popping in to say hello, stop in any 'ole time. hugs ~lynne~