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Tasty Tilapia Recipe

This tasty Tilapia Recipe can be your ultimate “fast food” on a busy weeknight! Make it today and turn even your pickiest of fish eaters into fans!A tasty tilapia recipe that will turn even your pickiest of seafood eaters into a fan from dineanddish.net

I’ve been blogging for close to 3 years now and apparently I haven’t learned a darn thing in the time that I have been doing this. One of the rules of blogging, according to such pros as Darren Rowse from ProBlogger, is to have a plan for your blog if you are taking a blogging break. Have guest writers, plan some posts in advance to launch while you are on your break, return to your archives and share posts from the past… all of these options are good ones if you plan on taking a vacation from blogging.

If I was thinking ahead of time, I certainly would have done any one of these. The truth is, I didn’t think I’d be gone for long. I thought that I would maybe even be blogging from the hospital bed soon after the baby was born! Then this sweet little pumpkin entered into my life and I suddenly found that I had other things I wanted to focus my time on. The challenge with food blogging is that even if you have the desire to write, the desire to cook may not accompany the writing desire. It seems as if that is the case for me anyway.

Well, for those of you here for a food and the blogging, you will be happy to know that the desire to write and cook is finally returning! I am still completely smitten with our newest addition, but after 2 weeks (can you belive Leah is already 2 weeks old?) we are slowly getting into a bit of a routine and I am finding some time to get back to some normalcy, which includes cooking and writing.

For now, you will have to suffer through some fairly quick and simple recipes as I am not dying to go all gourmet on you right now.  This Tasty Tilapia recipe is so easy, and like many Tilapia recipes, is perfect for a family who is looking to get something delicious and nutritious on the table without taking away from the escaping hours in the day.

Thanks for sticking around during my little blogging break. I can’t promise that my posts will be all that consistent over the next little while, but I will get back to regular blogging very soon! Oh, and if you haven’t recently, make sure to head over to the Mommy Madness site to check out my current posts and videos. If you are in Kansas or Missouri, I’d love to earn your vote!

Tasty Tilapia Recipe

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 30 minutes

This simple tilapia recipe will turn even the pickiest of fish eaters into fans!


  • Tasty Tilapia (from Recipezaar)
  • 11 min | 5 min prep
  • SERVES 4
  • 1 lb tilapia fillet
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2-3 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon basil
  • 2 teaspoons cajun seasoning
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons dried onion flakes
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon parsley flakes
  • lemon pepper (to taste)


  1. In a large sauce pan, over medium heat, saute together everything except the fish.
  2. Add the fish, and adjust the heat to medium-high. The fish will cook quickly.
  3. Brown each side cooking for 3-4 minutes per side. (adjust temperature if needed).
  4. Be careful not to over-cook the fish.


Recipe adapted from Recipezaar.com

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  1. This dish looks delicious and it is great that it is simple! I would also be too smitten with a little one to think of blogging myself!

    HoneyBs last blog post..Strawberry Cupcakes, Cooking Light style

  2. Your little one is already 2 weeks, it’s so cute. Nice meal!

    Hélènes last blog post..Snickerdoodle Cookies

  3. It’ll take more than that little break to check me! :) As a few have already mentioned take your time and enjoy your little pumpkin. As you already know it goes by FAST!

    ingrids last blog post..Banana and Cream Cake with Browned Butter Glaze

  4. Welcome back :) I am a big fan of tilapia, and this recipe looks like a great weeknight meal.

    Lizs last blog post..Roast Asparagus with Shaved Parmesan

  5. Looks simple but delicious! I can see why you’d want to take your time enjoying Leah. We’ll stick around ;-)

  6. I’m never one for worrying about the rules too much myself. You’ve got to live life if you want to have something to write about anyway. Enjoy the baby! Your readers won’t be far away when you get back.

    Lisas last blog post..Coconut Banana Yeast Bread

  7. Blah Blah Blah to what the pros have to say (even though I try to listen too!) Take your time and enjoy your baby, the blog can wait and we understand (at least I do!) And if you do have a real easy recipe do share when you can because most of us are in the same boat-well not the baby boat but you know what I mean;-)

    Robin Sues last blog post..Eating A Rainbow- Yellow: Lakeside Café’s Platanos Fritos

  8. I guess I just don’t aspire to be a professional blogger … I really don’t need or want and will not allow another obligation in my life at this point … I will sit on the back row and be shame faced.
    Love tilapia!
    Guess it makes me feel good about a world wanting to be with baby too.

  9. Welcome back! We’ll be here no matter what, so don’t sweat the experts ;)

    Jens last blog post..hello maté

  10. welcome back! the fish looks tasty!
    say hi to leah for me pls!!!

    lululus last blog post..To Ethan (7 Months and 1 Week)

  11. Well, Abbi is 4 months old and I am just now starting to feel like getting back into the swing of things!! I can’t imagine being gung-ho after only 2 weeks, but you are super mom! And the fish looks great – I need to make tilapia more often.

    Deborahs last blog post..May Cookbook of the Month Review and Jodi’s Pumpkin-Nut Bread

  12. We love quick and easy recipes. That’s why I read blogs. I like to find recipes that fit into my crazy life as a mom and business owner. Great posts.

    The Delightful Gourmets last blog post..Triple Layer Chocolate Bars

  13. Babies have a wonderful way of reminding you who is boss. Congrats. (I had to leave my blog and work for months and months b/c of this pregnancy.)

  14. Honey, I didn’t feel like even looking at a computer screen for at least a month after my Mateo came along. You’re back in the saddle mighty fast!

    don’t worry, we’re not going anywhere.

    Aimees last blog post..Announcing…UtHC Jam Swap ’09

  15. Thank you for the recipe. I love tilapia. Did you know that a small portion of tilapia fish contains 85 calories? A piece of salmon the same size has 158 calories, which is almost double! Tilapia contains 1g of fat compared to 7.9g of fat in the same sized portion of salmon.


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