Well I’m back…at least I think! This new year for me is in transition…So far it has been off to a great start and I am looking forward to the future with my bright lights on! I was shocked when I looked back to see how long it had been since I posted on this blog..not good, but then again, my business is growing and I am very busy..that’s the good part!!
I have not been cooking as much as a result – BUT I have tried a few new dishes and thought I would share one that I really like. The first time I made this, it just came to me to try it because I had opened two cans of crab meat thinking they were tuna! I just saw bumble bee and opened the cans. I had to figure something to do with this crab meat before it got old and I just had this as a vision in my mind. It’s quick, easy and probably a little healthy too…It takes about 30 minutes to prepare and about 45 mins to bake.
Stuffed (kinda) Tilapia
3 pieces of Tilapia fish (thawed)
1 can crab meat
1 package crab cake mix by Old Bay
1 T mayonnaise
1 package of hollandaise sauce
2 T each of bell pepper, celery, onion
2 tsp fresh garlic
salt, freshly ground pepper, creole seasoning
Preheat your oven to about 375 degrees. Wash the fish, season very lightly and place in a baking dish. Spray the dish with Pam or whatever non-stick spray you have. Use a dish that is big enough to lay all three pieces out flat, comfortably, preferably a glass dish, a metal dish will work too! I just love baking in ceramic or glass!
Cut up the bell pepper, celery, onion, and garlic. Prepare the crab cake mixture according to directions on the package and add the bell pepper, celery, onion, and garlic. (If you know me, you know I always have to add a lil somethin’ else)
Take your crab cake mixture and put even amounts on top of each piece of fish, keeping the mixture together like a ball on top of the fish. Sprinkle bread crumbs on top of the crab cake mixture. Bake for about 30-45 mins uncovered. Be careful not to over cook (I did this the second time)…You want the crab mixture to be done.
While the fish is baking, make the hollandaise sauce from the package (that’s where the butter comes in)…OR here is a good recipe that I found that is pretty good and not to difficult! When the fish is ready, poor the sauce over the fish prior to serving…yummmy!!! I would serve this with a nice salad OR my spinach recipe. Let me know how this comes out if you try it…I would love your comments…PLEASE!