Monday, August 06, 2007

Two for Two

Once again frustrated making the same (albeit tasty) dishes over and over again, I went looking for some recipes and came upon two winners... in a row (I just had to share)!

Yes, I'm always talking about healthy recipes that can be made with your everyday ingredients... so that's where this tilapia dish comes in. The brownies... not so healthy but so yummy and even versatile!

Tilapia in Mustard-Cream Sauce
*Don't be turned away by the "cream" in the recipe title, this was a Cooking Light recipe and as such, it's actually very light!


4 (6-ounce) tilapia fillets
1/2 tsp chopped fresh thyme
1/2 tsp freshly ground black pepper
1/4 tsp salt
Cooking spray
3/4 cup fat-free, less-sodium chicken broth
1 ounce portobello mushrooms, thinly sliced
2 TBSP whipping cream
2 TBSP Dijon mustard

Sprinkle fish with thyme, pepper, and salt. Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Coat pan with cooking spray. Add fish; cook 1 minute on each side. Add broth, and bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer 5 minutes. Add mushrooms; cook, uncovered, 1 minute or until mushrooms are tender. Remove fish from pan; tent with foil to keep warm.

Add cream and mustard to pan; stir with a whisk until well combined. Cook 1 minute or until thoroughly heated. Serve sauce over fish.

*I halved this recipe and it still turned out perfectly. I also omitted the mushrooms (though I bet they'd be delicious), and served this over a bed of sauteed spinach. This sauce would be amazing over chicken as well!

My second foray into brand new recipes (don't you love having reviews of recipes easily accessible on the web?!) was Double-Chocolate Chip Brownies from Nestle.

Three things I loved about this recipe... that I had all of the ingredients on hand (a common theme, as you've noticed), it allowed some creativity with the selection of nuts (I chopped up some pecans), and in mere minutes, the entire pan was gone (granted, when do hungry guys turn down brownies... but I still view that as a good sign).


  1. Tilapia is one of my faves, but I've struggled with my mustard-cream sauces curdling. Maybe this one would be better bc the chix broth helps, I bet.

    And those brownies look AWESOME. Brownies are one of my fave things ever!

  2. I don't see why you couldn't try other sausage and cream cheese - does ff cream cheese melt as easy? I know sometimes that's an issue with ff cheeses.

    We just used the sausage we had on hand and it worked fine so I'm sure turkey sausage is worth a try!


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