Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Food Wednesday: Fish and Chips

 My family loves fish, and they love the chips that are typically served with it in Europe (so I am told, I still have yet to visit).  We had it last night, and it was delicious!

So today, I am posting two recipes!  They are both very simple, but in my mind, very tasty... and they make a nearly complete meal!

Pan Fried Tilapia

1 Tilapia fillet (1 fillet=1 serving, so make accordingly--I make 4 for all table food eating members of my family)
1 Tbsp Olive Oil
Desired Seasonings

Preheat pan at medium heat.  While pan is heating up, season fish to taste.  Once the pan is hot, add the olive oil.  When the oil is hot, place the fish seasoned side down on the pan.  Note: If you put vegetables and meats in the oil before it is hot, it will absorb the oil.  Let the fish cook slowly, and to get a nice browning.  Flip only once, as to not dry out the meat.  One good way to keep the fish moist is to place a lid over the pan while it cooks.

From prep to cooked, it takes approx. 15-20

My kids LOVE french fries.  They LOVE them...especially homemade french fries.  Just wait until you try these!  I pulled this recipe off of the internet, here.



No Guilt French Fries

1 Potato (1/2-1 potato=1 serving, so make accordingly--I cooked 2 last night for my two girls and myself).
1 Tbsp Olive Oil
Desired Seasoning

Preheat the oven to 450 degrees.  Cut/slice the potatoes and place in a large bowl.  Add the oil, and seasoning (the more potatoes you use, the more olive oil you might have to use as well), mix well.  Lightly spray a large baking sheet.  Once the oven is heated, spread the potatoes over the sheet and bake in oven for about 20 minutes.  Then remove from oven to turn potatoes and stir.  Return to oven for 20-25 more minutes, or until browned and starting to crisp around edges. 




For ultimate time management, start the potatoes first.  Once the potatoes are in the oven for the second round of baking is when I start cooking the tilapia.  The timing is near perfect!  Often, I pull my tilapia out of the freezer before I start my potatoes.  I then put them in water to thaw (it only takes a short time for them to thaw).  You'll have to let me know how these work out for you!


There you have your fish and chips!  
Serve with a green salad or fresh raw vegetables for a well balanced meal!  
Be sure that your dressing is diet friendly, and use only a small amount.  
My choice is Italian dressing made with olive oil.
It is important to remember that you cooked your fries and fish in olive oil,
so apply it sparingly to your salad.
I have found that you really don't need much anyway!




2 comments:

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  2. Stopping by from Followers Fest. I love oven baked fries, too. I just spray a little cooking spray and then bake away... because I know I will drown them in the sugary goodness that is ketchup. I never thought of covering tilapia while pan frying. Such a good idea!

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