Looking to impress someone without totally demolishing your budget and time? Look no further! I’ve found that a lot of people are scared of cooking fish, but honestly it can be one of the easiest and fastest things to prepare when making a nice meal.
Buy it frozen. If you want to save a couple bucks and get better quality definitely consider buying frozen seafood. It is actually fresher than the stuff they stock at the seafood counter. Thanks to modern freezing techniques, fish is flash frozen just minutes after being caught on the boat. Make sure that the bag is vacuum-sealed and check to see if there is a layer of ice over the fish (which actually protects it). To defrost the fish, just take it out of the freezer a couple hours before you want to work with it.
Adapted from goodhousekeeping.com
1 Tbsp olive oil
¼ tsp salt
¼ tsp pepper
2 (6 ounces each) tilapia fillets
¼ cup sliced almonds
1. Preheat oven to 425 F. Squeeze juice from one lemon; cut the second lemon into wedges. In a cup, mix lemon juice, oil, salt and pepper.
2. Spray a 13 by 9’’ glass baking dish with nonstick spray; place tilapia dark side down in dish. Drizzle tilapia with lemon mixture and top with almonds (pressing into fish). Bake 15 minutes or until tilapia turns opaque.
3. Serve with lemon wedges.
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