January 26, 2012

Womans Day Seared Tilapia with Pineapple and Cucumber Relish

My oldest son loves fish. Any time that I prepare a fish dish he eagerly eats his serving and then goes around begging for more. I love how easy fish is to prepare and it's a great solution for a busy weeknight meal. Growing up my mom only prepared salmon, which I love, but after moving out on my own I taught myself to appreciate a larger variety of fish. Currently I try to prepare at least one fish dish every week or two. I would prepare fish even more if it was less expensive and I could get my meat eating husband to be convinced that bacon isn't its own food group. As I was looking through the January issue of Woman's Day Magazine I came across a recipe for Seared Tilapia with Pineapple and Cucumber Relish, which looked easy and full of protein.

This recipe has 10 ingredients. It takes 20 minutes of total time, 15 minutes of which is active and makes 4 servings. I actually had to go to multiple stores in order to find non-farm raised tilapia, but I was finally able to find some. I had no problems finding any of the other ingredients and made no modifications. I chose to seed the jalapeno since my five and three-year-old were eating it and they are hit or miss with eating spicy foods. In order for the fish to not stick I used slightly more oil than suggested by the recipe. I followed the remainder of the recipe as written.

Fish recipes are great weeknight meals. They save time and are always popular with my children. This recipe has 40 grams of protein and 9 grams of fat per serving and took less than a half an hour to prepare. The relish was delicious, my husband added rice wine vinegar to his dish and thought that it enhanced the flavor even more. Overall, a healthy and easy fish recipe.

For the recipe go to Seared Tilapia with Pineapple and Cucumber Relish.


  1. I love tilapia and am currently on a low fat high protein regimin...so this sounds awesome! Thanks for sharing! I am adding it to my recipe list for next week :)

    1. I'm on a high protein diet right now also, and this was perfect! I hope you like the recipe when you try it :)

  2. Believe it or not, I've never tried tilapia, but it seems like I see it or hear about it everywhere. Thanks for sharing your experience with this recipe. I'm slowly getting more brave. Maybe I'll try it soon. :)


    1. Growing up I had never had it also, I just started preparing it in the last five years. I love it now though! I hope you try the recipe and like it :)

  3. thanks for this recipe. friday is fish for us ..and I already have the pineapple cut!! yea! perfect timing.

    1. We ate fish every friday growing up also :) I absolutely love pineapple!

  4. That looks pretty awesome. I made Fish and Chips last night using Wild Caught Albacore from Trader Joes (however the potatoes I used (gasp) were conventional)

    1. Yum, I absolutely love fish and chips!

  5. Sounds delicious. My 12 year old loves Tilapia, so I'll have to try this for him. Thanks.

    That's really cute :) My baby would chew it up, but I'll have to keep this in mind for later. TY!

    BTW, I am a new follower to your blog. I'm gonna browse your blog for around a while (I love to cook) and invite you to visit Mother Baby Child to learn more about my family and me, too :)

    1. It was yummy :) Both of my boys love any type of fish that I give them! I followed you back! I hope you find some recipes that you like on my blog :)

  6. Hey, nice to see you back! I don't make a lot of fish at home, but I love to order it at restaurants. This recipe looks good though. For some reason, my cooking to myself is never as good as someone else's.

    1. I eat a lot of fish at restaurants also, I love it :)

  7. always looking for a new fish dish because my husband enjoys fish. I typically don't so I am not very inventive with it because of that. Just saved it on my computer. Thanks so much for linking up!

    1. My husband loves fish also :) I hope you like the recipe when you try it, have a great weekend!

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