Wednesday, December 7

Ems Oven Roasted Asparagus and Pan Fried Tilapia

This. Is. Wayyyyy yummy, and WAYYYYY easy! I had some asparagus in the fridge and some tilapia in the freezer and needed a fast easy meal before martin left for scouts one night, and this is what i made! It came together really fast, and after i was done i made sure to write down everything i did so i wouldn't forget! (even though it was super easy, my memory goes just as easily.haha)
The first time i made it was in September i think, and we've made it a lot since! The Tilapia is so juicy and tender, and so complimented by the lemon flavor. and I will never eat asparagus any other way for the rest of my life if i can help it. ha ha i was counting on leftovers so i cooked the whole bag,and we ate every last spear!
If you love Tilapia, and or asparagus, Please give this a try. It will change your life i think. yummm:

Ems Easy Oven Asparagus
  • 1 bag or large handful of asparagus
  • sea salt and black pepper 
  • a bit of olive oil
  • 1/4 C. mozzarella cheese
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Chop off the 'hard' ends of the asparagus, rinse, and place on a cookie sheet single file like in a sweet little row.
  3. Add a bit of olive oil over the asparagus so they're not cooking completely 'dry' (even though they are still a little wet from the rinse:)) and sprinkle lightly with the black pepper and sea salt. (Remember that sea salt is tastier but stronger, and you do not want over salted asparagus!)
  4. Put the pan in the oven and set the timer for about 20 minutes give or take (depending on your preference of 'cooked' ness, and keeping in mind your asparaguses 'thinness')
  5. Sprinkle a bit of mozzarella cheese over the top for the last minute in the oven and there you have it!!

Ems Pan Fried Tilapia
  • 4 to six Tilapia Fillets (fresh, or thawed)
  • 1 C. whole wheat  or all purpose flower
  • generous tablespoonoon of Lemon Pepper Seasoning
  • Cracked white peppercorn and sea salt to taste
  • glug of olive oil for cooking
  1. Add some oil to a fry pan on medium heat.
  2. Mix the flower (in a bowl or deep plate) with the lemon pepper and a good dash each of the white pepper and sea salt.
  3. Dip your tilapia straight into the flower mixture, turning several times to make sure they are lightly coated.
  4. If your pan is hot n' ready go ahead and add two or three tilapia to the pan at once, making sure all the edges are cooking. leave on each side to cook for around two minutes.
  5. Serve immediately with your favorite veggies. preferably the oven roasted asparagus!

xo, Emily

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