TO EAT TILAPIA OR NOT TO EAT TILAPIA…..I DID!!

I’m always on the fence when it comes to the consumption of the fish, tilapia. You see, the fish is a fresh water kind. And that leaves me questioning the conditions they are farmed under. Now, can you imagine? I shouldn’t be even talking or pondering the thought that fish is farmed in perhaps my neighbor’s backyard. But, its reality.

Farming should be of vegetables and fruits. But, oh no, with this type of popular technique, we all at certain point in our lives have eaten fish of this sort (farmed raised). That makes me very wary. If I’m going eat my omega fatty acids in the form of seafood, can I please get it from the wild? Oh, no! I guess I’ve to be a fisher woman/person in order to nab my eats.My dear uncle was a fisher man in St. Elizabeth, Jamaica. It makes me thinking, why did I not learn the trade? Otherwise, I’ve to ‘fish out’ the $$$’s to purchase the wild kind.

So anyway, I bit the bullet and decided to purchase a couple of pieces of tilapia. In the back of my mind, I pondered, “now which yard were these pieces of tilapia raised? Were they kind to the breeding (or should I say the farming) of them?” They looked firm and didn’t smell like fish. And that’s a couple of tips the experts say you should look out for.

Anyway, I brought home my tilapia and tried my best to think of the wild. So, I did a quick pan-sear of them with a little olive oil; then set them aside. Oh, they smelled just like fish alright, and that’s how they should once the cooking process begins. I then set them aside and sauteed onions, juilenned bell peppers, and garlic. I then tossed in a few chopped olives and capers in order to get a little acid and added flavors. My tilapia pieces were then brought back to the skillet with a pat of butter and fresh squeeze of lemon.

Guys, I served my pan-seared tilapia with roasted broccoli and wedges of sweet and Irish potatoes. I confess, my omega fatty acid dish was delicious. By the way, I prayed and ate. Come to think of it, did I? I hope I did.

 

Published by bblake10

I'm originally from the beautiful island of Jamaica. In Jamaica, we always find a reason to celebrate. And, when there's a celebration, there is music, fun and of course, food, great food. Presently, I reside in So. Florida.Living here in Florida offers varied cultures, people of different ethnic backgrounds. I've a great passion for the culinary side of life. Therefore, being in So. Fl., provides me the great accessibility of fresh seafood, fruits and vegetables. Moreover, I've the choice to indulge in a amazing foods from different cuisines.This ability provides great inspiration for me to retreat to my humble kitchenette and replicate these dishes.It warms my heart to be able to break bread with loved ones. I'm an avid reader and love to get lost between these beautiful words. I find reading to be a social activity because it allows me a peek inside other people's minds which in turn makes me more empathetic towards others. One day in the near future, I hope to publish my very own words in the area of poetry as well as my other love, food. Yoga and speed walking are just a few of the things that keep me balanced and centered. I love family and friends; and, of course, wholesome foods with a glass of cocktail. Life is what you make of it. And, I try to savor and enjoy the simple and precious moments.

4 thoughts on “TO EAT TILAPIA OR NOT TO EAT TILAPIA…..I DID!!

  1. I love this Tilapia fish receipe. Best of all It is accompanied with sauteed vegetables and roasted potatoes. It is simple, inexpensive and it is good for you. I will definely try this one day.

  2. I have the same problem with fish! Wild is expensive and the oceans are being fished out, but farmed fish has its own problems. I worry about them being genetically modified and contamination…

    I had an uncle who was a fisherman in Alaska!

    1. Hi Frugal:
      Oh, I’m glad someone understands my point of view in regards to farm-raised fish vs. wild. Isn’t that wonderful? Ah…to have wild salmon and other ‘real’ fish in Alaska. Your uncle was a lucky guy. Thank you for sharing. I certainly enjoy.
      Cheers,
      Betty

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