Pan-Seared Tilapia for Beginners

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Anyone who knows me knows that I took I a HUGE step out of my comfort zone last night. I made seafood, tilapia to be specific. I have gone almost 40 years without ever cooking a piece of fish. It is a true testament as to how far I will go for my children. My son went out of town last summer with a friend of his. He texted me from his vacation and told me not only did he try fish, but he LOVED tilapia! He has been begging me since June to make it for him. I got the recipe from my friend Kim, whose Father actually made it. Well, it wasn’t really an exact recipe. She told me to get Paul Prudhomme’s Seafood Magic, sprinkle it on the fish, and cook in a skillet of butter. Well, that’s exactly what I did. I knew enough about fish to know that the tongs I usually cook with to turn steak and chicken wouldn’t work since fish can easily break apart. I needed to use a spatula. I also remembered that lemon goes well with fish. When the fish was almost done, I squeezed fresh lemon juice on top. Evidently, I cooked it perfectly! Everyone loved it! It was so easy and will now be a staple in our house! If I can step out of my comfort zone..so can you!!

OK, can I reinforce the entire “HUGE” concept of Denise cooking FISH!! I don’t know what to say, really. – Melissa



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