Every since I stopped incorporating beef, chicken, pork, turkey, etc. into my diet, I have searched for healthier seafood alternatives. I have learned during my journey, that whiter fish is healthier for you and less in fat intake. My favorite fish by far is Tilapia. Its like a blank pallet and you can create pretty much what you want on it. Tilapia are low in saturated fat, calories, carbohydrates and sodium, and are a good protein source. They mainly live on a vegetarian diet, so they are low in mercury as well. They also contain the micronutrients phosphorus, niacin, selenium, vitamin B12 and potassium. I mostly bake my Tilapia with seasonings of choice. Its very easy and convenient for mid week dinners. I pair it with veggies or rice most of the time. I have even used my favorite salsa to bake the Tilapia in. I season the Tilapia, put it in my baking dish, top it with salsa, and bake. It makes a great sauce that can top pretty much anything and accompany any side dish. Its a very hearty dish, especially during these colder months. More recently, I have oven fried the Tilapia. It was really easy. All I did was season the Tilapia, dip it in an egg and milk mixture, and rolled it in corn meal and bread crumbs. I baked it at 450 until it was crispy and Voila! It was so delicious. I will be incorporating this into the rotation.
Being a pescetarian, I have to find ways to make my diet interesting. Tilapia helps me do that. One fish, may possibilities.