Friday, August 7, 2009

Kitchen First! Fish Dinner

So walking through the grocery store I noticed that Tilapia was on sale, and it looked pretty good. I figured it was time for me to break outta my comfort zone and try something new. I've had tilapia before & I enjoy it. But my dad always made the best fish and I'm hesitant to try others...

But I decided on a nice tilapia franchese dinner since my uncle had given me a recipe that Dad use to make. On my way home, I decide that I'm just going for a cajiun style fish and deal with the franchese later. So I start cooking....


1 Filet of fish (I, of course, had tilapia)
Some Cajiun seasonings (I used a combination of paprika, cayenne pepper, chili powder, red pepper flakes, S&P)

1. Rub the fish with the dry rub.
2. In a heated sautee pan, cook the fish (presentation side down) for about 3 minutes.
3. Flip fish and let it cook about 2 minute
4. Set the oven to "broil" and drop the pan in for about 1~2 minutes depending on the strength of the broiler.
5. Take out & enjoy

Mmm... So I totally overcooked the fish. It was alright, but I didn't enjoy eating it. Not to mention the rub I used was full of fail. Next time I'll combine with flour and dredge with egg and that jazz. But It was my first attempt by myself without a recipe to go off of, so I'm not too heartbroken.


Wandering Coyote said...

Practice, practice! It's easy to overcook fish; I do it all the time.

Pierce said...

We just cooked tilapa last week and I did two post on it. This is an easy one to overcook...good fish though.

Alyse said...

I think it's because I'm so use to just overcooking chicken because i've eaten it that way for so long. I'll get better =)

PiGGieSandCoW said...

looks delicious. nice and easy. great blog.