Wednesday, February 26, 2020

Tilapia With Almond Parsley Gremolata

Tilapia's Revenge: This Time, It's Baked!


The weekend. It's a time for relaxation, reflection and re-decorating the dining room. After putting together a bazillion dining room chairs and stationing them around a new dining room table, it was time to actually use this new furniture. And that's when it was announced that we'd be having tilapia from Hello Fresh again. After the mediocre Valentine's Day offering from Hello Fresh, I was apprehensive about having another tilapia meal from them. But, this particular meal had two things going for it:


  1. The tilapia would be baked this time and not pan-fried. 
  2. This meal would not be prepared by me. 

You gotta love the description: "Fishing for a delicious, sea-faring meal? We’ve got just the thing. Flaky tilapia fillets are rubbed with a bold seasoning blend, then roasted to perfection. Once they emerge from the oven, they’re drizzled with an enchanting sauce known as “gremolata.” In it, there’s fresh parsley, crunchy toasted almonds, garlic, lemon, and olive oil. On the side, there’s roasted green beans and buttery Israeli couscous. Yeah, that’s a whole ’lata weeknight goodness."

Joke's on you, Hello Fresh, we were going to be eating this stuff on a weekend! And we didn't need some kind of fancy mathematical conversion rate from weeknight to weekend in order to calculate our enjoyment. No! We'd be diving right in and we'd be the once to decide whether or not this contender would knock our taste-buds out. 
Expectation

Reality


I liked this one a whole lot better than the Ginger-Turmeric Tilapia from last week. I've never been a huge fan of couscous, so I swear that these meal kit companies must be infusing them with crack before shipping them because I just can't get enough. The tilapia was good enough that I'd actually have it again or attempt to make it on my own.

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