Tilapia Squash and Rice Dish Recipe

I wanted to share with you a really quick, easy and restaurant worthy recipe that we made up this week that was too good to keep to ourselves.  My pictures might not be fancy… I jumped up and took a couple photos before my food got cold and dug in!

Tilapia Squash and Rice Dish Pic 2

Recipe:

-Rice – Regular old plain rice made up with a little salt at the end

-Tilapia – (I use the frozen tilapia you can buy bagged at Wal Mart, it is delicious.)

I seasoned the tilapia with Cajun Seasoning on both sides and then added the fish to a hot skillet with melted butter, about 2 tablespoons.  I put the lid on and poached the tilapia in the butter and its own liquid for 3 minutes. I then flipped the fish and left the lid off.  I cooked it for another 3 minutes then removed the fish from the heat.  – Your cooked fish should be soft and flaky.  

-Squash – 

I made the squash dish a couple days ago and it was inspired by Prischilla’s Zucchini Casserole.  I completely changed it but it is where I got the idea from.  

Hot pan – olive oil, saute onions and garlic. Add the sliced squash.  Simmer for 5-7 minutes.  [I sliced 2 squash, used one small onion and 2 cloves garlic] After that I added an 8 ounce ball jar of homemade rustic tomato sauce.  Then I added some basil from a tube.  [It is a basil paste that I keep in the fridge that is super handy to have on hand.] Then I let the food simmer away on the stove top for about 10 minutes to reduce the amount of liquid in the pan.  Finally I added grated parmesan on top and let it melt naturally on the squash.  Scrumptious on its own.

For plating I scooped rice on my plate added the squash and the tilapia and some more parmesan.  Easy, and pretty healthy in my opinion.

I am happy to have this to share with you and for my own records to repeat this same dish for our family in the future <3 

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