As much as I love exploring new recipes and finding new meals, every now and then, you just need to have an old standby to fall back on. Something that you know everyone likes and can be easily paleo-fied for a convenient meal.
My cavemen have been grumbling lately about dinner. Not because what I'm making isn't good, mind you, but I think they feel stuck in a rut. They don't often try new things willingly, I've been sort of winging it with meals, trying to find easy foods that I can prepare with a minimum of fuss and that doesn't require the oven and stove heating up the whole house in this wicked heat streak.
I'm quite fearful that if I serve another salad, they may just stage a coup and try to overthrow the regime. Since the last thing I need on my hands is cavekid revolution, I dug through my recipes of pre-paleo favorites, trying to figure out what to make for dinner, and came across a recipe for crispy, pan-fried tilapia. Perfect!
My friend Betty has reported having great results with using almond flour as a breading for fish, and I figured I would finally give it a try with some tilapia filets in the freezer. I can officially report that it's a great success! The fish was flaky and delicious, the breading nice and crispy. The boys were thrilled, and I don't think it dawned on them that it was a paleo-fied meal.
Almond flour is seasoned with salt, pepper, garlic and onion powder, and paprika. In another bowl, I whisked an egg, and then the fish filets are dipped in the egg, coating them, and then dipped in the seasond almond flour.
The filets are fried lightly in olive oil for a brief time on each side, until cooked through, and voila! An easy and delicious dinner, and the revolution has been cancelled due to lack of interest. :)
3 lbs tilapia filets, about 10
1 cup almond flour
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp black pepper
1/4 tsp garlic powder
1/4 tsp onion powder
1/4 tsp paprika
1/4 cup water
olive oil, to cover bottom of large pan
Lightly salt and pepper fish.
Mix egg with water in a shallow bowl.
In a seperate shallow bowl or plate, combine almond flour, garlic powder, onion powder, paprika, and black pepper.
Heat oil medium-high in large pan.
Dip each filet into the egg, turning it to coat, and then dip in the flour mixture.
Fry in 3 batches, cooking for about 2 minutes on each side.