Monday, December 10, 2012

Pan Seared Talapia with Lime

One thing you may not know about me is that I am addicted to looking up recipes on Google.  It all started off innocently enough with the cookbooks, than came the cooking magazines, then Epicurious and finally Google.

What brought this to mind other than the fact that Michael always asks me where the recipe came from is this...

I can't find the recipes a second time...

I am working on Michael's laptop which we do not have hooked up to the printer and my old dinosaur PC takes forever so instead of printing the recipes up and putting them in one of the many binders we have I scribble them on to pieces of paper.  Some of them big enough to save but most of them are not.  So tonight I wanted to re-make a fish recipe I had found on Friday while Michael was gone, it is so good I wanted to make it again.  To do this I had to type the search words in exactly the same as I did the first time (or I could have looked at my search history which just occurred to me).  After searching for what felt like an eternity (probably only about 15 minutes)  the longed for recipe was found.  I will see if we can get pictures of it later.  It is healthy, quick and most importantly delicious!

Pan Seared Talapia with Lime

4 pcs Talapia
1 Tbl olive oil divided
4 garlic cloves thinly sliced
1/4c water
3 Tbl lime juice (I use bottled)
1 1/2 tsp Cumin (or a spice mix with cumin in it, I use Tandoori seasoning)
3/4 tsp salt divided
3 Tbl flour
1/4 tsp red pepper
Cooking spray

Heat the oven to 400 f

In a sauce pan place 2 tsp olive oil, heat over medium heat.  Saute the garlic for 2 minutes (if it starts to brown turn it down).  Add the water, lime juice, 1/2 tsp cumin and 1/4 tsp salt.  Mix well (I used a whisk for this one).   Remove from heat and set to the side.

Combine the remaining cumin, salt, add the flour and red pepper then mix well.  Spray the fish with the cooking spray (I eliminated this step) than dredge the fish in the flour mixture.

Heat the remaining oil in an oven safe fry pan over medium high heat, cook the talapia fillets for two minutes on each side or until brown.  Remove from the heat pour the sauce over the fish and bake in the oven for about 5 minutes or until the fish begins to flake.

I still have not decided what to serve with this tonight...perhaps back to Google I shall go!


  1. It sounds delish! I love tilapia!

    1. It really is pretty easy and best of all it's quick! You should try it, Sir might be impressed!

  2. I love 101 Cookbooks! (And I only bake, not cook...but I do pass recipes onto my personal chef/husband!):

  3. Edited to read "the blog 101 Cookbooks." I mean, I don't think I would love HAVING 101 cookbooks!

    1. I will have to look that one up! I probably do have 101 cookbooks if you add in all the magazines! Please send your personal chef here!!