This is an easy meal that takes 20 minutes to make. You will need:
- Fresh or individually frozen Tilapia filets. Individually wrapped fish will save you time and defrost quickly.
- Quinoa or Rice
- Chopped Carrots, Onion, Broccoli, and Green Pepper or vegetables of choice
- Apple cidar vinegar, chili powder or Sriracha, cinnamon, cumin, extra virgin olive oil, garlic powder, honey, lemon juice, old bay blackened seasoning, turmeric
- Boil 1 cup of Quinoa in 1.5 cups of water for 13-15 minutes. Quinoa will have an odd ‘tail’ when done.
- While the Quinoa is boiling, lightly coat a pan with olive oil and bring to medium heat.
- Add Tilapia to pan and season with a coat of blackened seasoning, chili powder, garlic powder, and lemon juice. Cook for approximately 3 minutes each side. Fish will be flaky when done.
- Lightly coat another pan with olive oil on medium heat and add Vegetables. Season with two tablespoons of apple cider vinegar, tablespoon of honey, and a dash of cinnamon, cumin, garlic powder, sriracha or chili powder, and turmeric. Stir occasionally and cook until tender – approximately 5 to 10 minutes depending on preference.
- Add all together on plate and Enjoy!
- Experiment and find the right taste combination for yourself!
Fun facts about Quinoa:
- Botanically, Quinoa is not a grain, but a seed belonging to the Goosefoot family. We cook and eat it like a grain, so that’s why it’s known as a grain.
- It’s a great source of vitamins & minerals, and is considered a complete protein source (contains all nine essential amino acids).
- The crop was sacred to the Incas and referred to it as ‘the mother of all grains’.