Pan Seared Cajun Tilapia

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Yesterday was my first official day of recomitting myself to losing weight.  I guess I can't complain since I lost 4.4 lbs for my first day! Yay! I know it is mainly water weight, but I am happy nonetheless. This is only the beginning of my weight loss journey. There will be some ups and downs but with the support and help from all of you guys, I know reaching my goal weight will be possible. Here is my updated weight loss ticker! Hopefully the car will reach the finish line some time next year! 

 Now for the yummy recipe I tried this evening! I love Tilapia and this recipe is going right up there with my other favorite recipes. It is bursting with lots of flavor and I will continue to make it again and again. Hubby even liked it so that is a bonus! I served it on a bed of romaine lettuce, but you could serve it with your favorite veggies. Enjoy!

Pan Seared Cajun Tilapia
 Slightly adapted from www.food.com
Ingredients:
20 oz raw tilapia - should yield 2 portions of 7 oz cooked (2 Leans)
2 tbsp light butter (2 Healthy Fats) 
2 tsp olive oil (2 Healthy Fats)
1/2 tsp dried basil (1/2 Condiment)
1 1/2 tsp Cajun seasoning - I used Emeril Lagasse's Bayou Blast (3 Condiments)
1/2 tsp garlic powder (1 Condiment)
1/2 tsp parsley flakes (1/6 Condiment)
Lemon pepper to taste - I used about 1/8 tsp (1/4 Condiment)
Directions:
In a large frying pan, saute all the ingredients except the fish over medium heat. Add the fish and adjust the heat to medium high. The fish will cook quickly. Brown each side, cooking approximately 3 to 4 minutes on each side. Be careful not to over cook the fish.
2 Servings with 1 Lean, 2.5 Condiments, and 2 Healthy Fats per serving

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