Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Tilapia with Lemon and Asparagus

Tonight's dinner did not taste that great, but I still consider it a triumph.

Although simple can be a good rule for some seafood, just lemon with salt and pepper did not fare well for my tilapia. But, I am not dejected because two things happened:

1. I finally made fish, which is something I've wanted to do for a while. I've cooked fish before many times, but prefer not to in my current apartment (cooking odors tend to hang around). Steaming the tilapia in a foil packet got rid of the smell factor, but the texture was too soft for me. I'll have to try baking tilapia next time, maybe with breadcrumbs?

2. I cooked! For the first time in days! Not to state the obvious, but food tastes so much better when you make it at home. Especially because of the cost factor (yes, my battle with financial lunacy rages on).

At least, this fish turned out better than the ill-fated fontina mac and cheese I attempted a few days ago. That's what I get for playing fast and loose with measurements my first time making bechamel!


Tae said...

i made tilapia yesterday. put some lemon pepper seasoning, sesame oil, some old bay, salt and pepper, lemon juice and baked in oven. not bad at all. no smell either..

Marie said...

Tae! Hi! Yes, your version sounds much better. I always forget about Old Bay, I should pick some up already.