No Recipe Tilapia Dinner

So my intention was to make a Sesame Fish recipe for dinner and then write a post about it…but guess what?  It’s pretty tough to make “Sesame Fish” when you are all out of sesame seeds.  It was already late when I got home (I had a lovely massage after school – thanks Phyllis! – and then went back to work for about an hour and a half), I had my heart set on the Tilapia, and I didn’t have time to thaw something else, so I just rolled with it.  I’m cool with that, but it kinda ruined the “recipe” post.  Oh well; you will just have to be cool with it too!

This is my No Recipe Tilapia Dinner:
I sprayed a broiler pan with olive oil and then placed four pieces of Tilapia, which I sprinkled with a bit of Mrs. Dash* original blend and some paprika.  I baked the Tilapia at 350 degrees for about 15-20 minutes (while I was making everything else; I kept an eye on it, so I’m not certain of the time).

Meanwhile, I steamed brocoli and cauliflower (also sprinkled with a bit of Mrs. Dash).  When the veggies were done, I tossed on a little bit of Kraft 4 Cheese Italiano Light.  I also fried fresh mushrooms in a tiny bit of olive oil spray with crushed garlic and a sprinkle of No Salt Montreal Steak spice – yum!

I accompanied the fish and veggies with a nice tossed salad – lettuce, spinach, cucumber, celery, carrots and tomato.  I dressed the salad with a splash of Rene’s Sherry Herb Italian Vinaigrette; I prefer Rene’s salad dressings because they actually have fresh ingredients and need to be refrigerated.  I often wonder what chemicals must be in the salad dressings that can be stored unrefrigerated on the shelf for months at a time.  Hmm…not so appealing!

To top off my meal, I enjoyed a cold glass of almond milk – much better than your typical dairy milk, in my opinion.  I like the unsweetened Earth’s Own (especially because I use it in fruit smoothies where I really don’t need the added sugar), but I have also tried and liked the regular (sugar added) stuff!

All in all, it was a pretty decent dinner, and I would indeed make it again…if I was out of sesame seeds.  Maybe it’s because I’d been thinking about it all day, but the sesame fish would’ve been better.  I’ll pick up some sesame seeds so I can make and review the recipe for you sometime soon!

* I use Mrs. Dash because it doesn’t contain any sodium.