I’m going to keep this nice, sweet, and straight to the point. I have been pretty bored and lazy with my cooking lately, but today things changed. Earlier this morning my grandma passed away. I honestly haven’t been coping with it as I should; keeping myself busy so to avoid emotions I know I will eventually have to face. Cooking has always been a form of self-care for me, so I checked out what I had in my fridge and pantry and whipped this up. This meal was actually very simple. Hope you enjoy it as much as I enjoyed making it.
Cajun Spiced Fish
- 1 Tilapia Fillet (OK, I know Tilapia is terrible, but that’s all I had. You can substitute with a better fish option or even shrimp)
- 2 tsp Cajun Seasoning
- 1 tsp Smoked Paprika
- 1/4 tsp Cayenne Pepper
- 1/2 tsp Mc.Cormicks garden vegetable seasoning
- 1 tsp Black Pepper
- 2 tbsp Olive Oil
- 1 tsp lemon juice
- 1 tsp lime juice
You can choose to cute the tilapia in half or cook whole.
- Coat tilapia on both sided evenly with dry spices.
- Add lemon juice, lime juice, and olive oil, mix together.
Let fish marinate for at least an hour for best results.
3. Add olive oil, butter to the pan, fry fish on moderate heat until brown and cooked.
Lemon Butter Sauce
- 2 tbsp butter
- 1/2 tsp Lemon juice
- Piiiiiiiinch of salt
Add butter to the small hot pan, allow butter to melt.
Add lemon juice, and mix together.
Mashed Sweet Potatoes
- 1 sweet potato
- Olive oil
- 1 tbsp butter
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- Poke holes with a fork in the sweet potato
- Coat the potato with a little olive oil around it
- If you’re like me you can toss the potato in the microwave till cooked. Or you can bake till cooked. If you bake it wrap in foil
- Mash the potato, add butter and cinnamon and mix.
I simply sauteed the spinach with some butter onions and minced garlic.
As always, stay fabulous.