I decided to kick of the summer with something light, filling, and deliciously fresh. I am hoping to talk Michael into eating more fish this summer, and I thought this was a great starter.
I fell in love with the idea of adding a citrus flavor to pesto after watching Giada make something like this on Food Network a few weeks ago. I took what I could remember and I came up with this. It was incredible.
I only cooked two tilapia fillets this time around, although the sauce makes plenty for four if you need to cook for a larger crowd. If you can’t find fresh tilapia, consider buying frozen and thawing them out in your refrigerator. These fish are frozen right after being caught and cleaned, so you are less likely to get something that tastes, well…fishy (usually indicative of a lack of freshness).
Another bonus of tilapia is that you get thinner fillets, which means they cook faster. Also, a 4oz portion of tilapia is just over 100 calories, and low in fat, so it’s an excellent choice for anyone hoping to eat lighter. Paired with salad and crusty bread, it makes a perfect meal.
I hope you like this as much as I did!