Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Grilled Tilapia with Fresh Dill & Lemon

I have never enjoyed fish much. Shrimp, crab, and lobster - yum! Breaded calamari is delicious. I certainly enjoy those ocean treats. But fish... not so much. Seafood smells yucky to me, and I have horrible childhood memories of how the house smelled after my parents would fry catfish. I also have horrible childhood memories of those frozen fish sticks for dinner on Fridays. Bleah.

I know fish is healthier than red meat (which I actually don't eat much) but I just have a hard time agreeing to have fish for dinner. SP is slowly working on this. Last weekend, he bought Copper River Salmon at Costco (it wasn't on the shopping list, but "it's only available a couple weeks of the year" he explained with an earnest, please-don't-hurt-me expression) and he bought some tilapia.

Tilapia. Now there's a fish I can eat and actually kind of enjoy. It's so mild. And white. Even my 4 year old nephew eats it (but he thinks it's chicken - I think my brother told his son a wee white lie).

Tonight we grilled tilapia with some of the CSA fresh dill and fresh squeezed lemon juice. Yum!! I didn't even have to drown the fish in parmesan (which is what I usually do!).
As our sides, we had a salad of romaine, purslane, and green onion, all from last week's CSA:
And, we finished the tomatoes and fresh mozzarella, with fresh basil, of course. I sure hope our basil grows a bit faster - we've almost plucked it clean already!!
I felt so darn healthy and virtuous - fish and veggies!
Of course, after dinner, the lemon pound cake called out to me... yum. My reward for eating fish!

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