Tonight was one of those nights that I was so tired. . . and we haven't been to the grocery store so we had hardly anything to speak of in the fridge!
What's a girl to do?
I dug DEEP in the cabinets & the freezer & decided I had enough to make a meal
I took what pecans I had left in the freezer(yes the freezer~they stay fresher longer that way) & I threw chunks of Parmesan in my fabulous Ninja blender & gave it a whirl
I added salt, garlic salt, onion powder, pepper & just a dash of cayenne~
I don't really measure when I add spices. . .its a dash of this & sprinkle of that so. . . if you have to have exact measurements. . . I am not your girl!
this is what it looked like. . .
now it was time to coat some Tilapia with my awesome mixture but
I wanted to soak the fish in buttermilk 1st & we had none!
If this should happen to you, don't freak out, don't grab your keys & make a mad dash to the store because I bet what you need to solve this problem is in the cabinet ~
All you need to do is add a some vinegar (or lemon juice) to regular milk
see the bubbles. . . .it's working it's magic
as you can see here ~ it is buttermilk in the making (I know kinda gross)
once it turned I tossed in the Tilapia & let it sit for a few minutes
My plan was to have the crumb mixture stick to the buttermilk but that wasn't working out too well so it was onto plan B
I laid the fish onto a sheet pan coated with non stick cooking spray
& I patted the crumble on top & popped it in an oven set @ 375
I would love to tell you how long but honestly like my spices~I tell when something is done by the way it looks so sometimes I forget to look at the clock when I put something in the oven
so when your fish looks like this~it's done! just make sure you don't let the fish dry out
cause no one likes dry fish!YUCKY
we are ready to eat!
YES I know...no greens on that plate but remember we haven't been to the store. . so we have no fresh veggies to speak of at the moment but I promise to do better next week!
The fish was a hit with ALL the boys in the house so I think this will be a keeper & the best part is that it wasn't fried so definitely waist friendly!