Fish… It’s What’s For Dinner.

by SomeGirl on March 29, 2010 · 10 comments

Yuck! Gross! Ew! I have one rule when it comes to food… I don’t eat anything that comes from the water (except for rice).  But, tonight I’m making an exception. (Yuck!) Last week I signed up for e-mealz and printed out my recipe/shopping list. It has lots of new, great recipes on it… the first night we had Spinach and Bacon Penne. It was good, but much better after I coated it with Alfredo sauce (yum!). Turns out the recipe feeds 6 and since we really only eat 2 1/2 servings around here we’ve been eating on it awhile… which is probably okay since tonight’s recipe is:

Tilapia Veracruz with Cilantro Rice

Everything but the word Tilapia sounds good about this recipe, although I’ve never had Tilapia so I’m not sure how bad it will be. I know I could just skip this one, but I figured I’m asking my boys to try new foods this week, so, I’m going to try new foods. Who knows, maybe it will be okay… I know it’s supposed to be healthy. And how bad can it be when the recipe starts like this:

Heat 1/2 of the salsa in a large saute pan until it sizzles. Place fillets on top of salsa and cover with the remaining salsa.

And it’s served with Pecan Carrots. At least we’ll have carrots if it’s awful. ;) But, I”m encouraged because someone said Tilapia is one of the least “fishy” tasting fish… I hope it’s true!

UPDATE: Well, Tilapia isn’t bad… not too fishy and easy to cook… hardly any fish smell while cooking, too. Next time I’ll use mild salsa… I didn’t taste the “fresh salsa” before and it was too spicy. Overall, the recipe wasn’t too bad. :)

photo from here



Chicken is also non-fishy tasting…. Just sayin’ ;)

I don’t care for fish either, so I know where you’re coming from. Hope it turns out well and you all like it!

Some Girl

Lol! Chicken is not fishy tasting… that’s funny! It actually wasn’t that bad. The salsa was too spicy, but if I had used a mild salsa I might have even liked it… for now, I’m sticking with, “it wasn’t bad.” ;)


I’m scared for you! I love fish & anything from the water, but cooking fish at home can be really frustrating. I don’t know if I’ve ever done it well.

I know if you soak it in milk, it’s supposed to lessen the fishy taste. But that seems like a waste of good milk.


Some Girl

Soaking milk… that’s a good tip! This fish was easy to cook, but it started out as frozen fillets and seemed to have steamed on the bed of salsa. I heard you can brown it like chicken breast. That sounds like it might be good, but I bet it would be hard to cook… the instant it was touched with a fork it flaked to pieces. I bet turning it over to brown would be hard! And this was very low on “fishy taste,” thankfully! ;)


I think you should start out with something sublte that still tastes like fish. Something like trout or salmon.Tillapia is kinda like the Wonder Bread of the fish world. Then you can move up to Maine lobster. Believe me, it tastes way better than that Taco Bueno meal you treated me to a few years back.

Some Girl

Baby steps, baby steps… ;) Just be glad I didn’t post that I started out with fish sticks! lol

Hmmm…. better than Bueno? Does that exist? ;)

Alicia The Snowflake

I’ve never cooked fish either. So I definitely think you are one brave woman! Glad to know you enjoyed it!

Some Girl

Brave… I like that! But, I can’t say I enjoyed it… I didn’t hate it… how’s that? ;) BTW, I loved your post today!


I love Tilapia! I am glad that you tried it. Sounds like a good recipe, I might have to try it.

Some Girl

If you love Tilapia, you’d probably love the recipe! Just make sure you use salsa you like…. I messed up there. :) The rice was great, but I LOVE cilantro!

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