When you’re planning on hosting dinner, either for your family or for guests, are you constantly overwhelmed with what items to pair together? I am.
can do search cookbooks for hours and mark hundreds of recipes that I want to make. My cookbooks end up looking like I’m studying for a test. When it comes down to pairing an actual meal together- it’s sometimes very overwhelming.
I want to take the guesswork out of your meal preparation and suggest pairings to make planning easy-breasy. This will be the first (of many) complete meal plans so you can soar through the preparation and enjoy what really matters- spending time with those around the kitchen table.
This meal, Fresh Catch, is very simple and better yet- healthy.
- Tilapia with a Creamy Citrus Caper Sauce
- Roasted Red Potatoes
- Sugar Snap Peas with Toasted Sesame Seeds
FOR THE PEAS:
- 8 ounces fresh sugar snap peas, with strings removed
- 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
- 1 tablespoon sesame seeds, toasted
- Kosher salt and pepper
Heat olive oil in a small sauté pan over medium heat. Add sugar snap peas and sauté for 3 to 5 minutes or until crisp-tender. Transfer peas to a serving dish and sprinkle sesame seeds on top.
- ½ cup all purpose flour
- 2 eggs, beaten well
- 1 cup Panko crumbs
- 4 Tilapia fillets
- 3 Tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
- ⅔ cup sour cream
- 3 tablespoons mayonnaise
- ¼ cup milk
- ¼ cup capers, drained
- 3 Tablespoons fresh lemon or lime juice
- 1 Tablespoon Italian parsley, finely chopped
- Kosher salt and pepper, to taste
- Combine flour with salt and pepper, in a shallow dish, place beaten eggs in a second shallow dish, and place Panko crumbs in a third dish.
- Season tilapia with salt and pepper.
- Dredge tilapia in flour, then eggs, then Panko crumbs.
- Heat olive oil in a sauté pan over medium heat.
- Sauté 3 to 4 minutes on each side, or until cooked through.
- Mix sour cream, mayonnaise, milk, capers, juice, Italian parsley, salt and pepper in small bowl.
- Serve cooked tilapia drizzled with the creamy caper sauce or on the side for dipping.