I know a lot of my readers can relate with too much to do and not enough time. As a Software Testing Manager the days can be hectic when we are getting close to deploying a release to production. You are down to days and then hours to wrap up the testing and find any bugs that might be a problem for the customers. Of course our goal is to find the bugs during the early days of testing but as all testers know newly added code can break existing functionality. Therefore we are assessing risk throughout testing which can change our testing ideas and approaches. For as much as I love my job, there is only one of me and I can be pulled in a lot of directions! But at the same time I would not trade it for anything.
During this time, I want a dinner that is easy to make and quick to get to the table. But I am also selfish as I like good food and do not want to sacrifice great taste! My Blackened Smoked Tilapia is one of those recipes I go to when I am tired or do not have much time. It takes a few minutes to mix the spices and prepare the Tilapia. It cooks in about 5 – 8 minutes and during that time you can make your sides. For this meal I like to purchase pre-made mashed potatoes and fresh green beans that I steam in the microwave. In less than a half hour, dinner is ready!
What is your go-to recipe when you are short on time?
If you enjoy Tilapia fish, my other recipes include:
2 Tilapia, rinsed and dried
2 tbsp Grapeseed Oil
2 tsp Smoked Paprika
2 tsp Paprika
1/4 tsp Garlic Powder
1/4 tsp Onion Powder
1/4 tsp Cumin
1 tsp Cajun Seasoning
1 tsp Basil, dried
Mix all spices in a bowl. Divide the spice mixture in half. Brush tilapia fillets with a little grapeseed oil and coat on both sides with the spices. Let sit a few minutes at room temperature. Heat grapeseed oil in a heavy frying pan. Add tilapia and cook about 2 to 3-minutes.
Turn over and cook another 2 – 3 minutes or until it reaches temperature.