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I love to cook. Unfortunately, my schedule doesn’t allow it often, especially during the week when my family needs it most – at dinner. Between my work, the kids’ school, dad’s school and work and all the other “fun” things that mama has to do…dinner is a challenge. However, each school year I make the plan to at least have some quick and easy options for healthy meals that I at least made homemade…halfway. So it’s important for me to stay stocked up our staples, so I head to Sam’s Club to get our necessities for quick breakfasts, faster lunch-box making and almost-immediate dinners. Attempting to make healthier recipes, I grab items in the freezer section that can help me create meals that my family will love by just adding a few ingredients to create a real “dinner winner.”
Since my kids are young, getting them to eat fish is hard. However, when it looks and has the consistency of chicken nuggets, the are little more amenable to trying something like this amazing parmesan encrusted tilapia from Treasures from the Sea. You can have delicious fish from the freezer to the table in less than an episode of Mickey’s Mouse Playhouse with no preparation. And considering it has 9 grams and fat and less than 300 calories per serving, I was stoked that the tilapia was hitting up all our preferred food profiles!
While you totally could serve it by opening just up a can of veggies, I was feeling reminiscent of my favorite vacation I took about a year ago to Italy so I decided to dress it up a little. Add some spaghetti, tomato sauce and a few fresh veggies I had sitting around in the fridge and presto – we had a Sorrento-Style Tilapia Spaghetti in less than 30 minutes!
- 4 Treasures from the Sea Encrusted Tilapia, frozen
- 1 ½ cups Hunt’s Tomato Sauce
- 1 lb. Daily Chef™ Spaghetti
- 1–2 sm. squash/zucchini, thinly sliced
- 3 Tbsp. olive oil
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- 2 Tbsp. capers
- Freshly shredded Parmesan cheese
- Prepare the tilapia according to package directions. (Approximately 25 minutes in the oven.)
- While the fish is cooking, boil spaghetti. (Tip: Add a little bit of salt to your water before boil to increase flavor. Olive oil isn’t needed until after the spaghetti is cooked to prevent stickage.)
- Sauté squash/zucchini in pan with 1 Tbsp. olive oil until tender. Then add minced garlic, capers and tomato sauce to the pan/skillet.
- Heat sauce for 15 minutes on low-medium heat to allow flavors to come together.
- Serve tilapia on bed of pasta and top with sauce.
- Garnish with shredded cheese.
Are you tempted to pick up some Treasures from the Sea Encrusted Tilapia at your Sam’s? Consider trying it or another great recipe like this one during an upcoming demo at your local Sam’s Club:
September 17: Italian Style Fish and Pasta
September 19: Smoked Sausage Pasta OR Quick ‘N’ Easy Chicken Parmesan
September 24: Chicken dippers
To find a Sam’s Club location near you, visit the Sam’s ClubLocator and type in your zip code.
Gustare la ena (enjoy your dinner!)