Thursday, January 12, 2012

Rosemary Tilapia in Mustard Cream Sauce with Parmesan Grits

*adapted from cooking light

i caved. i am now one of the lucky 10,000 shoppers that get to eat & greet with each other at Costco on saturday mornings.

{out of the way lady...that low fat cajun turkey meatball on a toothpick is mine}

that said, to be a Costco member you really must be able to exercise patience, resistance & ability to not stray from your list of NEEDS. my list of "all i NEED" generally makes a swift 180 into the "i totally forgot i NEEDED this until i saw it". for example, this trip resulted in the extra purchases of wine. avocados. veggie straws. vitamins...

but on my actual list of NEEDS was tilapia at costco. it's really a bargain-$15 for 8 filets that are gorgeously butterflied & asking to be bagged, frozen & cooked in your cozy home. or at least that's how i justified bringing home 8 tilapia filets. these are going to make for such easy, healthy & on-hand meals as i strive for that kate moss figure in 2k12.

first up, the filets...

{tilapia in mustard cream sauce}

ingredients {in order of use}
*serves 2
  • 2 tilapia filets {if frozen, thawed}
  • salt & pepper, to taste
  • 2 tablespoons rosemary, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/4 cup chicken broth
  • 1 cup mushrooms, sliced
  • 1/4 cup whole milk or half-and-half
  • 1 tablespoon dijon mustard
1. place tilapia on a plate & sprinkle with salt, pepper & rosemary.

2. heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. add fish & cook on first side approx. 5 minutes, or until easy to remove. flip & cook for another minute on the other side. add chicken broth, mushrooms & cover. cook for 3 minutes. remove fish from pan & set aside.

3. add milk or half-and-half & mustard. whisk until well mixed. cook mushrooms until desired. place fish on top of mixture to heat. remove from heat & cover until serving.

{parmesan grits}
ingredients {in order of use}
*serves 2
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1 cup 2% milk
  • 6 tablespoons quick-cooking grits
  • 1/4 cup parmesan cheese, shredded
  • salt & pepper, to taste
1. bring chicken broth & milk to a boil. slowly stir in grits.

2. reduce heat to low, cover & allow to cook for 7-8 minutes, stirring occasionally.

3. to serve, place grits on a plate & top with tilapia, veggies & sauce. enjoy warm!

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