I am very weird about which types of fish I will eat and which I will not. Mostly I like uncooked fish, like raw fish in sushi–I’ll pretty much eat any type if it comes wrapped up in some seaweed and rice! But when it comes to fish that is actually cooked I am VERY picky. I pretty much only eat tilapia and salmon. I think my palate is starting to mature a little so I’m getting better about eating more varieties of our gilled friends, but for now I like the most bland and non-fishy fish. Again, if you give me tuna tartare I will eat it in about 2.5 seconds–I love it, but if you sautee that same tuna filet then you best find me some chicken to eat! Anyway, the other day when Ariel and I were tooling around in the grocery as we normally do I saw that they had Tilapia on special so I picked some up and made some for dinner a few nights ago. I didn’t want to have to buy anything else to cook with it so I found a recipe from Cooking Light for Tilapia with Honey Scallion Dressing. I had all the ingredients in the pantry and it happens to be over a bed of spinach so I was happy as a clam! FYI I strongly dislike most shellfish…I’m really hating on sea creatures today, I promise I really do order sushi like at least twice a week!
The tilapia was delicious, the dressing went really well with the fish and added flavors that tilapia can handle since it’s not too strong in flavor. The scallions smelled amazing with the honey sweetened soy sauce, I could barely wait to dig in! The tilapia was cooked perfectly, like any good fish I didn’t even need a knife it just flaked right off for each bite with my fork. I added sun-dried tomatoes and sliced almonds to my spinach leaves and topped it with the tilapia and the dressing. It was a perfect meal! Tilapia cooks really quick so I threw this together in like 10 minutes, I will definitely make it again. A perfect week night meal that was healthy and yummy. Now if only someone could sneak some cooked fish into my sushi then maybe I would eat it…….