Pan Seared Tilapia with Couscous


So my friend told me I take forever to make anything. Whether it be sandwich or a meal. I can’t help it! I enjoy the whole prepping of the food thing. The chopping and dicing and mixing. It is so cool to me and I view it more like recreation or therapy. Yeah food is my therapy. I imagine the flavors first in my head how they blend together. I think of previous issues I have had with dishes and what I can do to improve. Problem solving so to speak. Well her number one thing is that in my household nothing is done with haste. We take our time getting dressed. Cleaning up. Going to run errands. Everything is always a process. So this time I wanted to prove her wrong. I wanted to make a quick and easy to put together meal. I decided on fish, a salad and couscous. Fish is a super quick unthaw. I’m going to pan sear it. Chop up a salad. Lastly couscous is simple boil and it takes 5 mins to soak up the flavors. So I went into the kitchen like a whirlwind to prove the bestie wrong! LOL.


The Tilapia

Breading- equal parts flour, cornmeal, panko breadcrumbs, 1 egg beaten

Seasoning- 1 tablespoon of lemon juice, garlic powder, sea salt, black pepper, oregano

Vegetable oil

1 tablespoon of butter

The Couscous

1 cup couscous

3/4 cup water

1/4 cup chicken broth

2 tablespoons coconut water

1/4 cup diced green pepper

1/4 cup diced onion

1/4 cup frozen green peas

A few black olives chopped

1 clove garlic finely chopped

1/2 teaspoon cumin

1 tablespoon turmeric

sea salt and black pepper to taste

Put your tilapia in a large bowl and coat with the beaten egg and lemon juice. Then season to taste with sea salt, black pepper and garlic powder. In a small bowl mix flour, cornmeal and panko breadcrumbs. Batter the fish and pan sear in a skillet with butter and vegetable oil until each side is a golden brown. Remove and place on a plate with a paper towel to absorb the oil. Sprinkle over top with oregano. BOOM!

Now for the couscous. In a small pot, saute onions, black olives, garlic, green peas in a little vegetable oil. Sprinkle a little salt and black pepper over the veggies and stir. Add water, chicken broth, coconut water, cumin, tumeric and bring it to a boil. Add the couscous and stir quickly. Remove from heat and cover for 5 mins. Let the couscous soak up the mixture. Then after the 5 minutes stir again to make sure the veggies are evenly distributed. Taste it and sprinkle salt and pepper to your preference. POW!

Serve with simple salad of your choice. DONE!







Roasted Cornish Hens

Cornish hens are like the cutest food. My eldest son loves them for the simple fact everyone gets there own. This a very easy recipe and you can use it for a romantic night in to a nice dinner after Sabbath breaks.


4 Cornish hens

1 onion chopped

3 carrots sliced

1 green pepper

4 whole cloves of garlic

1 shot of dark rum

1/2 stick of butter

Olive oil

Hungarian paprika

Black pepper

Sea salt

Garlic powder



Preheat oven 450 degrees. Wash the hens throughly with water and place in your roaster. Place a clove of garlic inside each ones cavity. Arrange vegetables around them in the pan. Then brush each hen with olive oil. Melt butter in a separate bowl and mix with the shot of rum. Pour over the hens. Then season over top with oregano, garlic powder, basil, paprika, black pepper and sea salt to taste. Bake for 50-60 minutes.

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