Thursday, October 21, 2010

Like tilapia? Try this!

I’m always looking for a different way to cook tilapia, a very mild white fish. At first blush, the ingredients may seem strange but they actually work, so have no fear and try!
I also tried a new side, Quinoa with Lime, and it’s a keeper for sure. Will use leftovers tomorrow for lunch as a side with a sandwich. Very tasty!

Tilapia Fillets with Mustard-Pecan Topping

1/3-cup mayo
1/3-cup brown mustard (I used a brown mustard with horseradish)
¼ cup chopped pecans
1 lb tilapia fillets thawed and dried well with paper towel

Preheat 350

Lightly spray a jelly pan. In a small bowl combine mustard with mayo.

Put fillets on pan and spread mayo mixture over each fillet. Sprinkle with pecans, press down gently.

Bake at 350 for 15-20 minutes.

Quinoa (KEEN-wah) with Lime

Juice of three limes
1 T olive oil
1 T plus one cup of vegetable broth
1 T, seeded, finely chopped jalapeño
3 T chopped cilantro
½ t sugar
½ t salt
½ t pepper
½ cup quinoa
1 t cumin
1 cup black beans, rinsed and drained
1 cup chopped red pepper
1 cup chopped orange pepper
3 T chopped scallions

In medium bowl, whisk together the lime juice, 1 T broth, jalapeño, cilantro,
sugar, salt and pepper, set aside.

Bring one cup vegetable broth to a boil; add cumin and quinoa, simmer, covered, 10 minutes.

Combine black beans, peppers, scallions, and quinoa in bowl and pour dressing over and mix well. Chill an hour.


  1. This looks amazing! We never cook fish, but have been wanting to try. And we have Quinoa in the cupboard, that I don't know how to make! This sounds (and looks) perfectly delicious!

  2. Thanks for commenting! I hope you like it!