Monday, September 21, 2009

Something New: Baked Tilapia & Sauteed Corn w/Tomatoes & Basil

Well the odds were that at SOME POINT my "Something New" approach would bring about a less than delightful dish. It's just the way it goes with cooking... everything cannot be the most amazing thing you've ever had... it just doesn't work that way. Unless you're Julia Child and use a pound of butter per every recipe... ONLY THEN will everything be amazing.

So I wasn't totally distraught after my Baked Tilapia and Sauteed Corn with Tomatoes and Basil didn't turn out to be the bomb diggity for the hubby and me. It was just kind of blah, which is odd because the description under the baked tilapia said, "so much flavor... so few ingredients". Maybe I did something wrong, because in my hubby's words, "I wouldn't want you to make it again".

But nevertheless, I tried something new, and someone else may enjoy it. Here's are the recipes for both items...

Baked Tilapia
3/4 cup soft bread crumbs
1/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1 tsp. garlic salt
1 tsp dried oregano
4 tilapia fillets (5 oz each)

In a shallow bowl, combine the bread crumbs, cheese, garlic salt and oregano. Coat fillets in crumb mixture. Place on a baking sheet coated with cooking spray.
Bake at 425 degrees for 8-12 minutes or until fish flakes easily with a fork. 

Sauteed Corn with Tomatoes and Basil
1 cup fresh or frozen corn
1 Tbsp. olive oil
2 cups cherry tomatoes, halved
1/4 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. pepper
3 fresh basil leaves, thinly sliced

In a large skillet, saute corn in oil until crisp-tender. Stir in the tomatoes, salt and pepper; cook 1 minute longer. Remove from the heat; sprinkle with basil.


Frank Bryant said...

It sounds like something aTerri would like.

Mrs. B said...