Thursday, May 31, 2012

Accidentally delicious.

I don't have photos - boo.  BUT!

Last night, I stopped by my favorite grocery store, D&W on Parkview and Oakland in Kalamazoo, MI.  My, oh my, do they ever have a wonderful meat counter.  Their fish selection is fantastic.  I got 1.13lbs of tilapia for $4 on manager's special, ran to my parents' house to meet a friend and work out, then realized - I need to eat.  What to do with this fish?!

Here's what I did.  I made a marinade.  An awesome, delicious, super awesome, yummy marinade.

It included...

2tsp honey dijon mustard
1tbs-ish of fresh orange zest
2tbs of orange juice (squeezed from same orange as the zest)
1 clove minced garlic
bit of basil
bit of dried minced onion
a whole lot of awesome

I mixed that all up, threw it in a baggie and let it marinate for 40 mins while I went for a walk/jog.  Which reminds me, I was pleased as punch to have completed 3.1 miles in 40 minutes!  How many miles per hour is that?  I don't know...  Rate = distance / time or something?  3.1 miles divided by 40 minutes, times 60 equallllsssss...  4.65 miles per hour.  Not bad!

After said brisk walk/jog, I returned, threw that fish and some zucchini (which I sprayed with a bit of Pam and tossed with Italian herbs & garlic) and cooked up in about 10 minutes.  The marinade was awesome.  My Mom laughed at me when I exclaimed, "This is so good...  I can't believe I made it."

Bonus?  The whole meal was 275 calories.  Next time, I'm going to do this up and let things marinate over night, and it will be even more stellar.

I keep asking this, and I'm serious - any of you have some yummy, healthy meals you've stumbled upon?  I wanna know!  I'll try it!  And I'll even take pictures, I promise.


  1. Replies
    1. I shall do it at home soon! Would be awesome on pork, too...

  2. I love putting 1T of french's onions on tilapia and baking it in the oven for 10 minutes (425). Fish Tacos! Serve on corn tortillas with reduced fat cheddar, spinach, jalapenos, salsa, etc.

    1. Fish taco variation - yes! Will definitely try this!

  3. I did my own modified version of a Caprese salad the other day. Turned out super yummy if you want to try it!

    1. See my comment on your blog. Haha. Yeah - defo trying it!

  4. A personal favorite of mine feeds four. Brown an onion, green pepper and minced garlic in a bit of olive oil. Add four chopped tomatoes with cajun seasonings and crushed red pepper to taste. Throw in fish of your liking, cover and cook. I've been using shellfish, and it's a pleaser for sure.

  5. That marinade does sound awesome. I love honey dijon. I will definitely have to try it. Just found your lovely blog and am your newest follower on GFC and twitter. I have lost 86 lbs and am getting closer to goal.

  6. Balsamic Vinaigrette reduction green beans- AMAZING