Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Tilapia Alfredo Over Mashed Potatoes

This morning before heading out of the door for work and an afternoon funeral that required a 2-hour drive both ways, I put six tilapia fillets in the fridge to thaw for dinner.  At that moment, I had no idea what I was going to do with it.  However, I had plenty of time to think about this on the dreary afternoon drive and decided tonight, I was going to be creative.  I knew I had some potato insides leftover from Sunday's potato skins.  I wanted to somehow incorporate that as not to waste food.  In the end I created Tilapia Alfredo Over Mashed Potatoes.  It may seem like an odd combination, but it was REALLY good!

RIP Justin Alan Arthur.  1978-2010

Tilapia Alfredo Over Mashed Potatoes

About 3 cups of baked potatoes (the insides)
Milk (about 1/3 cup)
3 Tablespoons butter
Salt, pepper, garlic powder
Tilapia fillets
Blackening seasoning
1/2 jar of Bertolli Alfredo Sauce
Minced garlic (1/2 Tablespoon)
Parsley flakes
Grated Parmesan cheese

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Season both sides of tilapia fillets with blackening seasoning and lay on a lightly sprayed baking pan.  Put in oven and bake approximately 10 minutes or until fish is flaky, careful not to overcook the fish.  In the meantime, heat 1/2 jar of Bertolli Alfredo sauce on stove top and stir in minced garlic.  Heat potatoes in the microwave in increments to warm.  Add milk (to your desired consistency), butter, salt, pepper, and garlic powder.  To plate your meal, spread mashed potatoes on a plate, top with fish, and drizzle sauce on top.  Sprinkle with parsley flakes and Parmesan cheese.

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1 comment:

  1. Looks delicious! I just love the versatility of tilapia.Its one of my quick dinner options too.I came across your site from the foodieblogroll and I'd love to guide Foodista readers to your site. I hope you could add this Tilapia widget at the end of this post so we could add you in our list of food bloggers who blogged about tilapia, Thanks!