This meal of Fire-Roasted Lemon Garlic Tilapia with Asparagus Fries and a yogurt dipping sauce is the perfect family friendly healthy meal to get the New Year started off right and is sponsored by Omaha Steaks, but as always, all opinions are mine alone. #ad
I’m excited to share this post with you today! Not only because, hello, asparagus fries? YUM! But because this is the first of a series of posts I’ll be doing in partnership with Omaha Steaks for their blog, Steakbytes. I’ll always share when I have a new post up on the Steakbytes blog on my social media pages (instagram: PhiliaKelnhofer , facebook: @Sweetphiblog , twitter: @sweetphi) and will also be sharing some of the recipes here on the Sweetphi blog.
Before I tell you all about how to make these amazing asparagus fries that you need to try…I wanted to tell you that I started a page called ‘Reader Recreations‘ that show whenever readers make a SweetPhi blog recipe. Be sure to check it out, and any time you make a #SweetphiBlog recipe I’d love if you’d share it with me on social media or by emailing (email@example.com).
Ah the New Year, it is upon us. With new hopes and aspirations guiding us, it is always a little exciting to start the New Year. And of course at the top of everyone’s list (at least mine) is eating healthier and making better food choices for our families. But let’s face it, that’s not always the easiest to do. Inspiration can be lacking, and then the age old question of what’s-for-dinner becomes all too difficult to answer. That’s where Omaha Steaks’ Fire-Roasted Lemon Garlic Tilapia Filets come in.
Only taking 20 minutes to bake, the light and flakey tilapia filets are super delicate in flavor and because they’re already fire roasted, they can even be heated up in the microwave for an even quicker meal time! Because tilapia is such a light tasting fish (it doesn’t have the strong ‘fishy’ taste that might be off putting to some) it is the perfect way to introduce healthy seafood to your family.
Today I’m going to show you how to make a meal with the fire roasted lemon garlic tilapia filets. To accompany the tilapia filets I’ll show you how to make asparagus fries and a totally delicious (and healthy) dipping sauce that ties the meal together.
To make this meal you’re going to start by prepping the tilapia. This is the easiest part of the meal. Simply line a baking sheet with parchment paper and lightly spray it with cooking spray. Then remove the tilapia filets from the box and place on the prepared baking sheet and set aside.
Now comes the fun of making asparagus fries (I say ‘fun’ because you’re going to absolutely fall in love with the end result, so much so that you’re going to forget that these little fries can take a little bit of time (and mess) to make). About halfway through making the fries, my husband shared a method for making them that I wish I would have known at the start (lol). It’s apparently called the ‘two-hand method. ’ You use one hand to pick up the asparagus and dredge it through the flour and place it in the egg, and then you use your other hand to coat it with egg and then coat it with the bread crumbs. This method keeps you from getting egg in the flour and from getting club hands. It really works, the two hand method made the process so much faster. When the asparagus spears are done being coated, place them on a parchment lined baking sheet.
Bake the asparagus spears and tilapia at the same time. While the food is baking, you’re going to make the delicious dipping sauce. For the dipping sauce I wanted it to be like a tartar sauce (typically mayonnaise, pickles, lemon and dill), but healthier.
So the sauce is made with Greek yogurt instead of mayonnaise and is wonderfully delicious and perfect for dipping the asparagus fries in and for accompanying the fish.
There you have it, fire roasted lemon garlic tilapia with asparagus fries, a delicious and healthy meal. This is my new favorite play on ‘fish and chips’ and is perfect for the whole family to enjoy!