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!







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