Spicy Tilapia

As much as I love Salmon, and joke that I could live on this fish, some raw kale and avocado alone, it's always good to keep the diet balanced and opt for other types of fish.

Tilapia is a great choice- low in calories, total fat, sodium and Mercury, it's also a great source of Phosphorus, Niacin, Selenium, Vitamin B12 and Potassium.

Their mild flavor imparts them to be prepared in many different ways.  In addition, their delicate, flaky constitution allows them to take a marinade, and cook quite quickly.

Yesterday, I prepared a marinade of lime juice, no-salt-added Cajun spices, fresh cilantro and some fresh garlic and whizzed it in the mini food processor (reminder- this is a must have, at only $30!).  I let the fillets sit in the fridge for just over an hour before allowing them to come to room temp for about 30' while I prepared my salad and cut up some chard to saute with garlic, shallots & olive oil.  A mere 10 minutes before I wanted to serve dinner, I put the fish under the broiler for 5' on each side as my chard quickly cooked.  I plated the fish by first serving a bed of the lovely greens, followed by a healthy dose of my signature green salad, and finally two small fillets on each plate and a strip of lime and a sprig of cilantro.

Eating is a multi-sensory experience, and as such, I feel quite strongly about the importance of presentation.

Make it not only taste wonderful, but also let it appear beautiful as well.  Then, have a seat and enjoy your meal properly!  Even better, share it with your spouse or kids… Enjoy!