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Tilapia-A-Top-A-Veggia

Here’s another quickie that’s easier to make than it is to say the title of this entry.  I think I remember a camp I went to as a kid that sounded like it…but I digress.   There isn’t time for this.  We’re in a hurry!.

So here’s how you have fish and vegetables for two in one skillet and in about 20 minutes.

First, thaw your favorite frozen vegetable mix under cool water a few minutes and drain.  A cup or so of veg per person will do.  There are some great oriental vegetable mixes out there.  This one  is stir fry vegetable lo mien by Fusia (used without adding the flavor pack).   They don’t need to be completely thawed if the veggies are thinly chopped.  Bigger hunks of veg like broccoli florets will need more thawing.

Then do the same cool water thawing with frozen tilapia fillets.  Dry them well and place the fillets in a heated skillet with a good coating of olive oil in the bottom. You may use a lighter spray coating if you are saving calories.  On medium high heat, (less oil, a little less heat) sear the fish on one side, season the top side  lightly with pepper and a pinch of ground ginger, then dump the vegetables on top.  After about 3 minutes flip the fish over, bump up the heat to high, and let the fillets steam  the rest of the way with the seasoned side down, supported by the cooking veggies.  Pour a teaspoon or so of soy sauce over each fillet and loosen the vegetables with a spatula as needed without disturbing the fish too much.  Add touches of water if the veggies stick or get too dry before the fish cooks all the way through.  Season the fillets with ground pepper and parsley and serve.

This dish sure is a fast one, and what more do you need than that… beside lots of time the rest of the evening practicing how to  say tilapia-a-top-a-vegia five times fast.100_9461

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2 responses

  1. avian101

    This is my kind of food! Yummmmy! Thank you Diva I know that you were feeling sorry for poor me and thought of this recipe. 🙂

    September 25, 2013 at 11:31 pm

    • Ah, yes, I have to “go there” once in a while don’t I? But I’m happy when you’re happy 🙂

      September 25, 2013 at 11:44 pm

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