My old college roommate and close buddy, Courtney is working toward becoming a better cook. Now that we’re both in the real world and not living in our tiny college apartment anymore, our alternating dinners of mac-n-cheese and spaghetti just won’t cut it anymore. (I’m doing my best to move past these habits, too!) I told Courtney I would help her think of some quick and easy recipes to get her started, and so far she’s been making some pretty good stuff – I made this fish just for her.

Super Easy Tilapia
*serves 1 – 2

2 tilapia fillets
Fresh lemon juice
Cayenne pepper (just a pinch; optional)
Extra virgin olive oil

Heat 1 or 2 tablespoons olive oil in a pan over medium heat; season fish with salt, pepper, paprika, dill, lemon juice and cayenne pepper to taste. Place fish in pan and cook for about 3 minutes on each side or until inside of fish is cooked through and “flaky”.

Serve with grilled or sauteed zucchini and squash (I just slice them thin, season with salt and pepper, and saute them in a litte olive oil in a skillet for about 7 – 10 minutes or until tender).

So here’s a winner for you, Courtney – give this a try this week; I promise you’ll love it!



  1. Yummy! I loooove Tilapia! 🙂


    Comment by Hornedfroggy of My Baking Heart — February 21, 2009 @ 3:46 PM

  2. You are so sweet! I will totally try it. You’re pictures always sell me on making the stuff – it always looks so awesome. 🙂 Thanks again! Love you!


    Comment by Courtney — February 23, 2009 @ 12:43 PM

  3. YUM! That looks super delicious! And I love how easy it is! My kind of meal!


    Comment by Katie — March 4, 2009 @ 4:49 AM

  4. i feel lucky can read this usefull news. now i find something what i want to know..

    thank you for this great informations..


    Comment by ugm — April 13, 2009 @ 5:21 AM

  5. Stumbled. This is amazing! I’m eating it now, on the computer because, yes, i am a college student. I’m so excited i have finally found a site that seems to be time and budget friendly! thank you 🙂


    amy Reply:

    I’m so glad you enjoyed it, Alexandra! Thank you for your sweet comment! -Amy


    Comment by Alexandra — March 30, 2010 @ 9:07 PM

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