My Favorite New Recipes: Tilapia Equals Easy Weeknight Dinners


As a classically trained chef with a political science degree, Food Editor Molly Siegler puts her culinary chops to work coordinating the creation and curation of recipes and other food-focused content for Whole Foods Market. (Catch Molly’s cooking videos opens in a new tab on YouTube!) We asked Molly to share some of her favorite new recipes coming out of our test kitchen.

I’ll admit to being on a bit of a fish kick lately. Fish has major advantages this time of year, because it cooks quickly and easily. Tilapia is really mild and versatile, so it acts as a great family-meal standby. I also super love that our Responsibly Farmed Tilapia is raised with no preservatives or added growth hormones and it’s traceable from the farm to your cart. Here are a few of my favorite new ways to cook with it:

Crispy Baked Tilapia opens in a new tab

I am down with crispy breaded fish always, and I especially like that this version bakes in the oven—hands free and without the mess of frying.

Grilled Tilapia Piccata en Papillote opens in a new tab

Give the grill a last spin before colder weather descends and feel secretly fancy while you do it. Tilapia is perfect for a technique like this where the packet protects the fish on the grill and acts as an easy serving vessel.

Tilapia with Fennel and Tomato opens in a new tab

More things should have fennel! It’s such an underused vegetable that sweet and crunchy and so good with the mild flavor of tilapia. This recipe goes straight to the top of my priority list because it cooks all in one skillet, too.

Want more easy weeknight dinner ideas? Check out our Tasty Tilapia recipe collection opens in a new tab for extra inspiration.

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