Wednesday, April 13, 2011

5 Ingredients or Less

These days, it seems that everyone is obsessed with recipes that contain only five ingredients.  Books, magazines articles, and even television shows are all represented by this philosophy of cooking.

I must admit - my original title to Have Her Over for Dinner was How to Get Laid in 5 Ingredients or Less . . . but being a Southern gentleman, I just couldn't go through with it.  Besides, it takes a lot more than 5 ingredient cooking to win the right kind of girl.

Anyways, I figured that after yesterday's diet and lifestyle post, I would provide a simple, affordable, and healthy recipe - with only 5 ingredients to boot!

Never afraid to take a shortcut here and there, I've utilized a store bought fresh salsa from Fresh Cuts to finish off the meal.  It's a great condiment to keep on hand at all times - it also makes for an easy and quick add to a veggie omelet in the morning.

Keep it Simple - Keep it Healthy - Keep Peaceful!

Pan Seared Tilapia over Black Beans
1 Can Black Beans
1 Tablespoon Extra Virgin Olive Oil
2 6 - 8 oz Talapia Filets
Cajun Seasoning
Fresh Salsa

Add entire can of black beans into a small pot over medium heat.  Bring beans to a slow simmer, lower heat and leave uncovered to reduce and thicken.  Meanwhile, heat a 10 inch non-stick pan over medium high heat; add oil.  Season fish filets liberally on each side with Cajun seasoning and add to pan.  Pan fry for 2 - 3 minutes on each side, turning once.  Begin plating by placing a generous portion of black beans on one half of the plate.  Carefully rest the fish filet on top of the beans, and top the filet with fresh salsa. Serve.

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