So after having my wisdom teeth pulled – all 4 – I was obviously on a soft food diet! After healing some, I was able to move on to more solid foods, but finding somewhat soft food proved to be a bit more difficult than I thought. I went to lunch with my parents and there was catfish which I was able to eat, so the light bulb went off… Tilapia! I love tilapia, its a great fish, that’s not too fishy.
So looked for a simple baked recipe and found a nice and easy one that I make quickly. Tilapi Scampi, just what it sounds like, it’s tilapia baked in a scampi sauce. It’s very yummy!
I was also very tired of mash potatoes and decided to go with mashed yams! I’ll add the super simple recipe for that too!
Here’s what you’ll need:
- Tilapia fillets (I used just 2, however the recipe is enough for about 4)
- 3/4 cups Butter or Margarine
- 1 tsp Lemon Juice
- 1 tbsp Minced Garlic
- 2 tbsp Garlic Herb Marinade (Optional)
- Lemon Slices
- Preheat an oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C); prepare a baking dish with cooking spray.
- Combine the butter, lemon juice, marinade, and garlic in a microwave-safe bowl; heat in microwave in 30-second increments until the butter is completely melted, stirring between each session, about 1 minute total.
- Arrange the tilapia in the bottom of the prepared baking dish; pour the butter mixture over the fillets assuring they are all evenly covered.
- Bake in the preheated oven, turning the fillets after about 15 minutes, until the fish flakes easily with a fork, about 30 minutes total. When turning add lemon slices on top.
For the yams:
Take 2 15 oz. cans of Bruce’s Yams and mash them in a microwavable dish with about 2 tablespoons of butter, 2 tablespoons of brown sugar and 1 tablespoon of cinnamon. Microwave for 3 minutes until all heated.
I like marshmallows on mine, so add a layer of marshmallows on top and bake for about 5 minutes until melted.