Once again, I was super excited to get my Secret Recipe Club assignment and once again, I was not disappointed. I received the blog I Was Born to Cook and man was she ever! There is recipe after recipe that I wanted to try and I could not wait to get started... Melissa and I share a lot in common as I was browsing through all of her recipes... We both have daughters named Bella, we both love food (especially chocolate) and we are both trying to keep our love of food in check with Weight Watchers! This meant a lot of recipes to go through and try to decide which would be my pick for this month's SRC???
A few tasty tidbits that drew my attention included these recipes for crustless quiche, since anyone that reads my blog knows about my love of breakfast, roasted asparagus with garlic, cocoa and chili rubbed pork chops, again with my love of pork chops! These were just the recipes for main dishes that I found!! I also have added hot artichoke dip, chocolate zucchini muffins, mint oreo fudge and hidden kisses Christmas cookies on my list of recipes to try very soon! I tried two recipes before I blogged for SRC and they included this great recipe for french onion soup (IN THE CROCKPOT!!) and the recipe that I ultimately decided to blog on for today's SRC - Pan Fried Tilapia.
I usually have issues cooking fish but I wanted to give it a go again... These looked delicious, healthy for me and my family and super easy and I was right on all counts! The fish had a fabulous taste and my sometimes fussy kids gobbled it right up - that makes it a winner to me! This is definitely going on the repeat list!
Pan Fried Tilapia
(recipe found at www.iwasborntocook.blogspot.com)
2 tilapia fillets
2 teaspoons extra virgin olive oil
1/4 cup seasoned italian bread crumbs
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon oregano
salt and pepper to taste
Beat an egg in one bowl and mix bread crumbs and seasonings in another bowl. Dip fish in egg first, followed by bread crumb mixture. Put oil in a hot non stick pan on medium high heat. Move the pan around so the oil covers the entire surface and add fish. Cook each side for about 4-5 minutes. Squeeze some lemon over fish before serving, if desired.