In an effort to mix up the fish I eat, I’ve expanded my fish selection from salmon, to salmon and tilapia. When looking for different ways to make tilapia tasty, I stumbled across the absolute best tilapia recipe ever – garlic alfredo tilapio.
When making it, I adjusted the recipe to one serving. Which made for some problems. Like what is the difference between tsp and tbsp? How many tsps are in tbsps? Luckily I googled that and it turns out google really does know everything!
They have this nice converter where you can figure out how many is in each thing. You really do use math after college (but google does all the work for you). It was pretty fabulous.
But next problem – it turns out you have to unfreeze tilapia before you cook it. So I put the tilapia in a bag and put the bag in a pot of water. But the directions on the tilapia packaging said the water had to be cold, so that’s why there is ice cubes in the pot.
Then after the tilapia was no longer frozen, I patted it dry with a paper towel and put it on tin foil. I wasn’t able to find the creole seasoning in the grocery store, so I ended up using Italian seasoning. Which most likely gave it a different flavoring but I loved it!
While the fish was in the oven, I put the butter, garlic, and alfredo sauce in a pan. Once the fish was done, I used a fork to do the fork test, which my roommate told me about. You put the fork in the fish and twist, and if it breaks easily into flakes, it’s done! You then put the sauce on the fish, add more seasoning and voila, a delicious meal.
The grocery store near me had this great deal on corn – 3 for $1 – so of course I bought three. I’ve never been a major fan of corn but I figured if it was cheap, I might as well start liking it.
The only problem was my apartment didn’t have a microwave at the time (we’ve now gained a microwave). Luckily I have a roommate who knows a thing or two about corn, so she told me that I could cook corn on the stove. And it actually tastes better than in the microwave! Here’s how:
Step 1: Peel all the husks off the corn, including the little stringy parts.
Step 2: Break off the corn handle.
Step 3: Put water in a pot large enough to hold the corn. Then put the corn in the water. If you only have a smaller pot and the corn doesn’t fit, you can always break the corn in two.
Step 4: Bring the water to a boil, so there are bubbles. After the water is bubbling, your corn should be done.
Step 5: Drain the water in the pot. Add butter or salt to taste. Enjoy!
I’ve finally reached a point in my life when it annoys me that I have to put in a frozen pizza for dinner rather than take the time to make something. Unfortunately this week I haven’t had much time to eat, so the meals I’ve made have been pretty simple.
Here’s a wrap up of some of the meals and drinks that I have made this week:
Left: Penne with red pepper and a shredded italian cheese blend, topped with oregano. I was a little skeptical when I decided to put red pepper in my pasta but it was actually really scrumptious. Pair it with a dinner roll and you have a fabulous meal.
Middle: Root beer float! Since it’s summer, this is one drink I can’t pass up.
Right: Garden veggie burger and corn (another post about corn coming soon!) For those who don’t want meat or want a lighter burger, I would definitely recommend a garden veggie burden since it’s super easy to heat in the oven.