Amazing tilapia and salad with homemade dressing

Ok so the recipe was actually for salmon, but we had tilapia from Costco so I used that instead. It was so delicious! We're pretty big into fish and thanks to Costco we can get a pretty sweet deal for fresh but frozen seafood. Their tilapia is cheap and so good! Back to the dinner-- the recipe title was Citrus Salmon and the dressing was a honey vinaigrette. What can I say…we like things sweet around here. Especially when it was still chilly outside and I like to pretend that it's summer year round :) The oj and paprika work great together so I highly recommend this dish as your next seafood meal.

Citrus Salmon (or tilapia or any other white fish)
*adapted from a 2009 Costco cookbook
1/4 cup orange juice
2T evoo
1 1/2 t dried thyme
4 filets fish
1T brown sugar
1t paprika
1/2t salt

Mix orange juice, olive oil and 1t dried thyme and put in plastic bag with salmon. Marinate in fridge for a few hours (or at least 30 minutes if you're short on time). Then take out and discard marinade. Mix 1/2t thyme with the brown sugar, paprika and salt and rub on tilapia before using your handy dandy George Foreman (thanks Brynn/Mom!) or lining a pan lined with foil and putting in a 400 degree preheated oven for 10-15 minutes. If using a George Foreman it should take about 5-10 minutes, depending on the thickness of the fish.

Also, there's an orange relish that originally went on top of the fish once done, but I didn't have time/resources to make it that night. If I ever get around to it, I'll be sure to let you know.

Honey Vinaigrette
3T evoo
2T red wine vinegar
2T orange juice
3T pecans/walnuts/whatever nut you like, chopped
2T honey
salt and pepper

Mix (I like to add all the ingredients to a canning jar and then seal and shake to my heart's content), chill for a bit, and then enjoy!
We made our go-to salad of romaine, dried craisins, feta and walnuts and mixed this dressing with it. SO good.

1 comment:

  1. Definitely trying this one. We also go that big bag of tilapia because it was cheap. I would rather get the salmon filets but I decided to try something new. unfortunately I'm having a little difficulty preparing them in a tasty way so this will be great.


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