My quest to cook through the cookbook “Weeknights With Giada” continues with a fish recipe! Last time I made tilapia it was pan-fried and very delicious. It was one of the first recipes I shared on this blog and is one of my posts that gets a lot of traffic. Tilapia is a cheap fish and kind of like tofu in that it takes on whatever flavors you add to it, in this case, the honey greek yogurt dressing. For a side dish I found a brussel sprouts with bacon recipe from my Three & Four Ingredient Cookbook. Can’t go wrong with bacon! This was an easy dinner and pretty quick to whip up. Hope you enjoy as much as I did.
BROILED TILAPIA with HONEY GREEK YOGURT SAUCE (serves 2)
- Vegetable Oil Cooking Spray
- 2 Tilapia Fillets (about 5 oz)
- Olive Oil
- Kosher Salt & Pepper
- 2 Tbsp Full Fat Greek Yogurt
- 1 Tsp Agave Nectar or Honey
- 1/2 Tsp Dijon Mustard
- 2 Tbsp Lemon Juice (half a medium lemon)
- 1 Tbsp Fresh Chives
Preheat your broiler on Low. Pull out a small baking sheet or glass baking dish that will fit both fillets and spray with your cooking oil spray. Take your fillets and drizzle with olive oil and season with salt and pepper on both sides. Lay them on the prepared baking dish/sheet and broil for about 8 minutes. The flesh should flake easily when prodded with a fork. Set aside to cool.
While your fish is baking make your dressing. In a small bowl combine the yogurt, honey and mustard until smooth. Chop up your chives and add into the mixture along with the lemon juice and mix thoroughly. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
While your fish is cooking you want to make your brussel sprouts.
STIR FRIED BRUSSELS SPROUTS with BACON (about 2 servings)
- 8 oz Brussel Sprouts
- 1 Bacon Strip
- 1 Tsp Caraway or Sesame Seed
- 1 Tbsp Sunflower or other light oil
- Salt & Pepper to taste
Slice up your brussel sprouts into fine pieces and set aside. Chop up your bacon slice into small pieces. Heat your oil in a medium fry pan over medium high heat.
Add your bacon and cook for a minute or two. *Side note: I used turkey bacon from Jennie-O since that’s what I had in my fridge, and it was great!* Add in the shredded brussel sprouts and cook for another 2 minutes or so. Season with salt and pepper and sprinkle caraway or sesame seeds. Cook for another 30 seconds to a minute, until brussel sprouts are soft. Remove from heat and split between your plates.
Once the fish is ready, transfer to your plates and drizzle with the yogurt sauce, about a tablespoon for each fillet. Enjoy with a nice glass of white wine or some sparkling water, something fresh tasting.