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Here is a quick way to have dinner that is healthy, light, full of flavor and best of all it can be ready in 20 minutes.    Tilapia is a flaky fish that can be prepare in so many different ways, and can also be serve with anything from rice, to potatoes, to veggies, or in between  two pieces of bread.  This Cajun-inspired dish will sure make you dinner time a breeze.

  1. 5 Tilapia fillets (about 6oz. each)
  2. 1 Lemon
  3. 3 Cloves of garlic, finely minced
  4. 1 Bag of frozen veggies (any kind you like)
  5. 3-4 Tbsp of Cajun seasoning(old bay works well)
  6. 3 Tbsp of fresh cilantro, finely chopped
  7. 4 Tbsp of unsalted butter.

Sprinkle the fillets  on both sides with a generous amount of Cajun seasoning.  In a large saute pan, heat up 2 Tbsp of butter heat until butter gets smokey, add the fillets to the pan and cook undisturbed for about 3-4 minutes on each side.(the trick here to let  the spice seasoning get crusty and dark). repeat with the rest of the fillets.  Meanwhile, combine the lemon juice, garlic and cilantro and mix well together, add the remaining butter  into a small sauce pan and heat  on low temp. add the lemon, cilantro and garlic  in the pot and stir a few time. (do not let the butter heat up too much, just enough to make a nice sauce). For the veggies, all you have to do is put them into a medium size bowl with salt pepper and steam in the microwave until soft and tender.  Serve the tilapia fillets  with a side of veggies and pour a few teaspoons of the butter sauce over the fish and veggies and enjoy.


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