What To Make With What’s On Sale: Tilapia Fillets

Tilapia is on sale for $2.77/lb this week at Sunflower Market, and $2.66/lb at Albertsons (though you have to buy more at Albertsons and it’s frozen)- not quite as low as it has ever been, but still a great price! My kids aren’t terribly thrilled, as they’re not fans of fish, so I’m hoping to try a couple of new recipes this week that they might at least tolerate.

Here’s some ideas for things to make with tilapia!

This recipe for Broiled Tilapia Parmesan may not be the healthiest thing in the world, but it is very simple and pretty good! My normal style for many meat recipes is to glance at the ingredients and do it my own way, so I’m not sure I’ve ever followed this recipe exactly. It really is ready in 15 minutes, which is a big win-win! Just be sure to use real Parmesan cheese and not the powdered stuff.

Broiled Tilapia with Mustard-Chive Sauce

Ah, here’s another recipe for broiled tilapia that looks simple and delicious: Broiled Tilapia with Mustard-Chive Sauce. I suppose yogurt is much better for you than the mayo used in the recipe above!

Inspired by a meal my friend Abby once served us, I’ve made potstickers filled with tilapia, and they’re quite good – they really didn’t taste much like fish at all. The recipe I loosely follow is premium content from Cook’s Illustrated, but here’s a recipe that’s similar. I’ll be using some of the fresh chives from my garden and making a bunch to freeze!

Baja Fish Tacos with Avocado Cream

Here’s a recipe for fish tacos that would be a good way to use the tilapia that’s on sale this week with all the tortillas you stocked up on during Cinco de Mayo! Ah, and here’s another one for Baja Fish Tacos with Avocado Cream that sounds even better.

I’ve never thought about slow cooking fish before, but Erin says it works – here’s the $5 Dinner Mom’s recipe for Sweet Balsamic Tilapia. It cooks for 2-4 hours, so not a “start it before leaving in the morning” type of recipe, but still a “start it during naptime” recipe!