Friday, July 31, 2009

Stay Tuned...

For a new cute blog design, courtesy of Katie Johnson of The Polka Dot Pig! Check out her website, she is awesome!


For new recipes coming soon once my blog gets beautified! :)

Have a nice weekend!


Thursday, July 16, 2009

Tilapia Sandwiches with Cilantro-Lime Sour Cream Sauce

Well, I was planning to wait until I got my new cute blog design up, but since I am being so slow about it and my sister gave me a shout out on her blog, I guess I better get started!

So, this is a super easy recipe and definitely a favorite of ours and since I made it last night and Annie mentioned it on her blog, I thought it was a good one to start with!

Keep in mind, I am not a big "recipe user" therefore I am probably not the best recipe writer so if you have questions or need me to elaborate on any of the ingredients or steps, let me know!

-1 tablespoon of olive oil
-1 tilapia filet per person (unless they are really small, buy 3 and split for two people, etc.)
-Tony Chachere's Cajun Seasoning for sprinkling
-Hambuerger buns, 1 per person (I always buy the Cobblestone Mill brand--they are delicious!!)

-About 2-3 tablespoons of sour cream (light or non fat is fine)
-2 teaspoons finely chopped fresh cilantro
-zest of 1/2 of small lime
-1/2 teaspoon of lime juice

Serves 2--Remember that's how many I cook for, but you can certainly double, triple, half, etc. if that's how many you're cooking for!

Heat oil in a nonstick skillet on medium high heat. Sprinkle tilapia filets on both sides with cajun seasoning. Put tilapia in the pan and cook on each side for 3-4 minutes. The fish should firm up a bit and turn white. To test the doneness of meat and fish it is always a good tip to test it with your finger (careful not to burn yourself!). If the fish/meat gives a lot then it is probably not done, if it has some firmness but you can push it a little then it is probably close to perfect! Too firm is not good! :)

While the fish is cooking. Prepare the sauce in a small bowl by combining the sour cream, zest, juice and cilantro. Sprinkle a tiny bit of the cajun seasoning. Taste a bit of the sauce to see if it needs to be adjusted. It should taste light and fresh with a touch of lime. If it is too much cilantro, add some lime and vice versa if it is too limey.

Toast buns in the broiler until lightly golden brown. Make sure to watch them though because things burn fast in the broiler! To plate, spread about one heaping tablespoon of sauce on each bun and place tilapia filet on top!

This dinner is great with any side dish, but I usually do baked sweet potato fries (the frozen kind) because my husband loves them. I have done homemade ones before, but that's a story for another day!

I hope you enjoy this delicious and easy dinner! If you have any questions just leave me a comment and I will be happy to help!
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