Thursday, June 21, 2012

Beginner Fishing: Pan-fried, Cajun-seasoned Tilapia

I'm not sure when the misconception that fish is difficult to cook came around but it's amazing how many people tell me they're truly scared of cooking fish. Cooking fish is really not that bad. It's actually quite easy - as long as you cook the fish within a few days of buying it, I will guarantee success the first go-around.

So, let's start with something easy...

Something with butter... (everyone loves food cooked in butter)

Something you can't screw up...

Pan-fried, cajun-seasoned tilapia (or other similar whitefish) anyone?

The ingredients are simple. The cook time is under 10 minutes. The prep time is under 5 minutes. The cost is under $10. Your house won't smell like fish oil. And nearly everyone is impressed when you cook seafood.

This is a beginner recipe. But everyone can embrace its simplicity.

Pan-Fried, Cajun-Seasoned Tilapia Recipe
  • 2 pieces of tilapia
  • Butter
  • Cajun Seasoning
  • Salt and Pepper
  • Skillet (a Cast-Iron skillet will put a nice crust on the fish)
  • Shallots (or onions)

  1. Finely chop shallots
  2. Coat the tilapia in salt, pepper, and cajun seasoning
  3. Heat a tablespoon of butter in a skillet on Med-High
  4. Once the butter has somewhat melted, throw in the shallots
  5. After about a minute, put in the tilapia
  6. After 3 minutes or so, flip the tilapia
  7. Remove from heat once the fish becomes flaky 
That's it. Pure and simple. Master the pan-fried white fish and we're on our way to being a true seafood champion - soon you'll be shucking oysters....

1 comment:

  1. Great recipe, I can't wait to try it and impress my next Third Date. :)

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