Hot’n’Spicy Almond Crunchy Tilapia (1 serving @ 210 cal/ea)

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Holy. Freaking. Yum. This was one of those meals that make you want to pump your fist breakfast club style and say “Yes! I just ate that!” It’s fresh-cooking Tuesday in the twentysomething household, because THIS twentysomething actually gets home before 7pm on Tuesdays (a rare occasion). Let me tell you, my soul needed this meal – so badly.

Hot and Spicy Almond Crunchy Tilapia with Broccoli
1 serving @ 210 cal/ea.– 25 minutes
You could TOTALLY multiply this by 4 and make it a freezer item – but I’m not going to (for now)

1 fillet Tilapia (or 2 fillets white fish)
½ oz (12 whole) almonds, ground to preferred chunk size
1 cup broccoli florets
2 tsp lemon juice
1 tsp RedHot or hotsauce
1/8 tsp chipotle powder or red pepper flakes (if you’re a brave heart)
1 tsp garlic powder

Preheat oven to 425F.

Mix lemon juice, hot sauce, chipotle, and garlic in a bowl and rub the fish fillet all over the bowl until there’s no mixture left to spare.

Put ground almonds in a separate dish, and follow the rub-until-nothing-left-to-spare technique again.

Bake for 20 minutes. (Master your broccoli cooking skills in the mean time)

CRASH COURSE IN BROCCOLI COOKING TWENTYSOMETHING STYLE:
Place frozen broccoli (which you bought fresh last weekend or so, cut up, and put in the freezer) in a ziplock baggie.
Zip ziplock baggie almost all the way.
Microwave 1 minute 40 seconds.
Leave in microwave 1 minute.

Boom – perfect broccoli. I put garlic powder on mine for flavor.

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And, on a final exciting note, shortly after renouncing processed foods with chemicals, I received my first Lean Cuisine Rewards lunch bag! Just in time to stuff it with natural paleo delicious foods. It’s so much bigger than I expected too!

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