How To Cook Healthy And Scrumptious Tilapia

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So you want to know how to cook tilapia – all healthy and whatnot???

Good for you Chickaloo!

Believe me, I didn’t have a clue how to make healthy seafood just months ago. First of all, thanks to a series of unfortunate events involving some less-than-fresh restaurant food during childhood, I wasn’t a fish fan.

Shortly after marrying Superman however, he fried up some catfish and tilapia and this chick quickly changed my tune. The seafood feast of fried fish, shrimp, hushpuppies, and curly fries became a Saturday night occurrence at least once a month.

And yes, all of those things were breaded and fried…in a big vat of hot oil…and no, I don’t mean the healthy kind.  And yes, we all had a generous amount of all-of-the-above.   About five fried items and sweet tea plus zero vegetables.   Mom of the year, right?

Pure Gluttony.  No other words.

I honestly didn’t know what seafood tasted like that wasn’t covered in thick, southern breading and fried to crispy deliciousness.  When we made the decision to eat healthier last year, I wondered how in the world we could make seafood taste good and be healthy.  Can both of those things actually be simultaneous?

Our arteries rejoiced!


 I hope I painted a crystal clear picture of how unhealthy we ate but a mere year ago in case you had gone and thought we have always ate all perfectly, healthy-like. Oh Sister, I believe we have shattered that dream now, haven’t we?

Let me also warn you that the following video is not my most stellar filming.  It was done in a rush and recorded on my phone, late at night, no doubt.  

I mean, who has time to be professional?

Speaking of time, this video has been sitting in limbo since December for me to publish which you will be sure to notice when I say, “Merry Christmas” near the end. Just pretend like I’m getting a very early start on sending you holiday wishes for this year.  Wow, I’m on the ball.   

Maybe I will take the time to re-film and replace this cattywampus  video.  Oh who am I kidding, just try to focus on the topic at hand and move along, dear reader.



On a side note, I cook most white, boneless fish this same way like and you can too. Besides tilapia we also eat Cod, swai, and flounder.  

OK Mama, my hope is that this gives you confidence in how to cook tilapia so you’ll get in the kitchen and bless that precious family of yours with some yummy, healthy food.

Talk to me — Do you normally eat fish every week?


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  1. Spring Parsons
    February 14, 2015 / 10:25 am

    Love me some talapia AND salmon!!! Amazing with Liquid Aminos and try tilapia tacos with shredded cabbage and mango salsa!! You rock!!! My neighbor (nutritionist) heavily sprinkles paprika and pan sears it…voila! Blackened fish!!

    • Shan
      February 15, 2015 / 11:59 pm

      OHMYGeez, liquid aminos!!! We are in love and guess what? We are out of it for the first time in like a year and a half. GASP! Kroger was out and I kept standing there in the grocery aisle refusing to believe it. Princess finally made me leave. ha! Will have to try the “blackened” version. THANKS chickaloo

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