I love the feeling I get when I create something based on what I think would taste good and then it actually does taste good! Tonight’s dinner was just that. I got the idea from the macadamia nut crusted halibut I had at Wildfire on Friday. Combine that with the jumbo-sized slivered almonds and tilapia I bought at Costco and Almond Crusted Tilapia was born
I sprinkled a 4 oz. portion of tilapia with garlic salt and pepper. I then dotted it with about 1 tsp. of Promise light and sprayed it with PAM Olive Oil cooking spray. Then came the best part – 2 tbsp. of slivered almonds packed on top as a “crust.” Bake it at 375* for 25-30 minutes until the tilapia flakes off in small pieces.
It was quite possibly the best fish I’ve ever had – the almonds gave it flavor and crunch! I’m pleased to add that Bobby liked it too
On the side I made a corn and edamame “salad” succotash (thanks, Jill!):
It was the perfect way to get in a homemade meal this week – finally, no Panera! 😉
After dinner, Bobby and I went for a walk. We were going to walk near Lake Michigan, but decided to go into downtown Evanston instead. It was a bit chilly so we stopped at a place called argo tea and I had an Earl Grey Vanilla Creme – Earl Grey tea, vanilla and skim milk. It warmed me right up!
Now I’m begrudgingly getting back into study mode – but I sincerely enjoyed all my breaks today and blogging is always a great distraction way to break up the monotony of it all. I do think I’ll still watch Brothers & Sisters too.