It’s Ash Wednesday and officially the first day of lent. This year, I’m giving up meat as a religious sacrifice, and as a baby step towards possibly going vegetarian.
Of course, I also want to avoid the hassle of cooking two meals, so I’m going with recipes my whole family can enjoy. I chose this Honey Lime Tilapia meal idea because it’s easy to prepare and my son loves fish. This sweet and tangy flavor will surely cause less fussing at the dinner table and have him cleaning his plate.
Honey Lime Tilapia (via AllRecipes.com)
¼ cup honey
3 tablespoon lime juice
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 pound tilapia fillets
Salt and pepper to taste
1 butternut squash-peeled, seeded and sliced
1 bunch fresh asparagus spears, trimmed and chopped
½ cup mozzarella cheese
1. In a large bowl, mix the honey, lime juice, and garlic. Season tilapia with salt and pepper, place in a bowl and marinate for 1 hour in the refrigerator.
2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly grease a medium baking dish.
3. Arrange the squash and asparagus in the baking dish. Place tilapia on top of vegetables, and season with poultry seasoning. Discard remaining marinade.
4. Bake 20 minutes in the preheated oven, until vegetables are tender and fish is easily flaked. Sprinkle with mozzarella, and continue baking five minutes, or until cheese is lightly browned.
Prep time: 15 minutes
Cook: 20 minutes