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Barbara Rolek

Work Delicious Tilapia into Your Lenten Meal Planning

By February 17, 2013

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I adapted this quick Zesty Lemon Garlic Tilapia recipe from one by Sam's Club. It takes 10 minutes to prepare and, while it bakes for 8 minutes, the rest of the meal comes together, making the total time spent in the kitchen about half an hour.
Quick and Zesty Lemon Garlic Tilapia
Quick and Zesty Lemon Garlic Tilapia
© Sam's Club, used with permission.

While native to Africa, tilapia are now commercially farmed around the world, making them extremely affordable, and the third most-popular cultivated fish. The lowfat flesh is firm, white, sweet and fine-textured, and suitable for baking, broiling, sautéing, frying and steaming, but doesn't hold up well to outdoor grilling. Indoor grill pans are fine.

Freshwater tilapia is often substituted for more expensive fish like sole and flounder and, because tilapia doesn't have a distinctive taste of its own, it's perfect in recipes that use marinades, herbs and spice rubs.

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