If you’ve ever tried cooking for one before, you’ll know it’s easy to fall in a routine where you prepare and eat the same meals over and over again. However, cooking for one doesn’t have to be boring! We’ve rounded up our favorite Tilapia dinners for one, and they’re all healthy and easy to prepare.
Light Pan Fried Tilapia for One
This Light Pan Fried Tilapia for One recipe from Spark Recipes is ready in just 10 minutes and requires only five ingredients. Simply season a Tilapia fillet with salt, pepper and any other of your favorite spices and then pan-fry it in olive oil for two to three minutes per side. This dish is a great introduction to cooking for one. It’s healthier than any microwave meal or take-out dish, but takes hardly any time or effort!
Tilapia Baked en Papillote
For an easy, no-mess dinner that incorporates French flavors, try this Tilapia Baked en Papillote recipe by Cooksmarts. All you need to do is spoon a homemade French vinaigrette over the Tilapia, wrap the fish in parchment paper and cook for 10 minutes. The parchment paper helps keep the Tilapia moist and tender while cooking, and the recipe even includes a video that shows how to properly wrap your fish. While this recipe makes enough for four servings, you can easily turn this into a single serving dinner by dividing all the ingredient quantities by four.
Parmesan Crusted Tilapia
For an easy, cheesy dinner that’s got a bit of crunch, whip up this Parmesan Crusted Tilapia dish from Recipe Diaries. Coat a Tilapia fillet with parmesan cheese, garlic powder, parsley flakes and paprika. Then, drizzle the fish with olive oil and bake it for 20 minutes. It’s a simple, tasty way to get more protein in your diet.
Five Spice Tilapia
Chinese food fans will love this Five Spice Tilapia recipe from Eating Well. The fish gets its flavor from ingredients that are often used in your favorite take-out dishes, such as Chinese five spice, brown sugar, soy sauce and scallions. Although the recipe makes enough for two servings, you can easily half the recipe, or you can make the full recipe and bring the leftovers to work the next day for a healthy lunch.
Pan Fried Tilapia with Lemon Butter
For an easy, light recipe that will brighten up your evening, try this Pan Fried Tilapia with Lemon Butter recipe from Single Serving Chef. First, season the Tilapia with salt and pepper, and sprinkle with mustard powder and rosemary. Then, squeeze some fresh lemon over the fish and lightly fry in butter.
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