Good morning, everyone! I thought I would write a bit while on the bus/train to get to the NAD-RID Conference. I love it here in Atlanta! Such a beautiful city with so much history and culture. I come every year in January for Passion Conference but it's usually freezing. Last time I was here in times of heat was '96 right after the Olympics. I have so many good memories here. From running around town discovering with Marylex to praising Jesus in the Georgia Dome to buying my 1996 Olympics book bag with my parents, which I still have.
The good, bad and ugly means a lot here and this time around being alone to explore, learn and enjoy is going to go down in the books of best Atlanta trips. Marylex's best friend Julian, we call him Juelz, lives here and when we've come, we have visited him. Funny enough, he's going to be at the same MARTA (Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority) station I'll be stopping at for conference but for different reasons. He's leaving to go to Orlando to visit us, or more like Marylex and Bentley since I'm here—if you are here by any chance and see me, PLEASE say hiiiii. Oh, the irony!
Also, Marylex's aunt and uncle came to visit with our cousins—we call them "the girls". They're more like my little babies just growing up wayyyy too fast. I'm hoping to see the whole gang: Titi Lisa, Tio Hernel, Cathy, Nohely and Herlis, when I get back since I'm not home now. Miss them so much! It is a lot of them and plus Juelz so they rented a house instead. We usually see them now when we go to Miami but I always feel like it's not enough. We spent so much time with them when we lived there that I have withdrawals from them all the time. I sometimes wonder why they love me SO much. I put that thought out of my head by reminding myself that it's a blessing from God to have them in my life and nobody can take my blessing. My little secret is that they don't know how much more I love them.
Onto the food...I love tilapia. It is certainly something we buy in large quantities and eat fairly often. Sometimes I lose my tilapia inspiration but I have to spice it up at home so I have to get creative somehow. I know it might seem hard to believe that I can lose inspiration for cooking BUT remember that all the recipes on here are tested at home, eaten, and at times tested again. Working on doing the latter more often. There are also recipes that don't make the cut to be on here. Either they weren't what my beautiful readers are interested in or didn't actually match my cup of tea, per se. Other recipes that never made it on here and never will but are a match to your interests and mine are those that are in my cookbook; see here. Anywho, THIS tilapia right here is a good one that is repeated often at home. The sides I pair with them vary but the recipe hasn't really changed. Hope you like it as much as we do.
Tilapia is a fish that can take on many faces. This is one of the most delicious ones: Tuscan Tilapia in all it's glory!
Prep time: 10 mins
Cook time: 10 mins
Total time: 20 mins
On a plate, place your seasoning spread out. Pat the fillets down on it to layer a crust onto the fish.
Lightly grease a pan with oil. Saute the fillets about 4 minutes each side.
Serve with a side of your favorite veggies and starch combination.