Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Pumpkin Seed Encrusted Tilapia with Roasted Broccoli Rabe and Sweet Potato Hash

Happy Fall! :) My last post was September 5th and I started class September 4th so please excuse my disappearance!!! I went from having so much time before school to now only having Monday and the weekends available to make dinner and even my weekends have been hectic lately! Since I finally took some time away from homework to make dinner here is a healthy fall recipe that you have to try! It had to be a quick simple meal because I had to get back to my studying so I promise it's easy to make!

Pumpkin Seed Encrusted Tilapia


  • 2 tbsp raw, unsalted pumpkin seeds
  • 2 tbsp panko crumbs
  • 1 tsp dry parsley
  • course salt such as kosher
  • fresh cracked pepper
  • 4 pieces tilapia filets
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • olive oil spray  


 Grind the pumpkin seeds in a food processor or coffee grinder. Combine crushed pumpkin seeds, panko, parsley, pinch of salt and fresh pepper and set aside.

Preheat oven to 400°. Line a baking sheet with foil for easy clean up. Drizzle 1/4 tsp oil on each tilapia filet. Rub over fish to coat, season with salt and pepper and top with crushed garlic.
 Add crumbs to the top, mist with a little oil and place in the center of the oven.
 Bake for 15 minutes or until fish is cooked through, then broil for 1 - 2 minutes, or until crumbs are golden (be careful not to burn! You really need to watch them). 

served with Roasted Broccoli Rabe

  • 1 large bunch broccoli rabe, tough stems removed
  • 4-5 cloves garlic, smashed
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • salt and fresh pepper
  • pinch crushed red pepper flakes (optional)
Heat oven to 400°. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. When water boils, add broccoli rabe and blanch one minute. Remove from water and DRAIN WELL in a colander.

Add to a baking dish and mix with garlic, oil, salt, pepper, crushed red pepper flakes. Roast 15-20 minutes. SOOO YUMMY :)

Adapted from Skinnytaste

And a Sweet Potato Hash

  •  2 Large Sweet Potatoes (cubed)
  • 2 tbsp of oil
  • 1 clove of garlic chopped
  • Salt + Pepper
  • Garlic Chili spice to add a kick to it 
Heat oil in a large  covered skillet. Once hot add all the ingredients above and cover the skillet to help steam the potatoes. Cook and stir about 8 minutes or until potatoes are tender.



1 comment:

  1. i saved the sweet potato recipe! i will be trying that soon! :)