Marinated Asian Tilapia with Soybeans and Couscous

Hope everyone is well tonight! After work, I headed to the grocery store. I didn’t have a whole lot of time to shop this weekend, so I decided to go by myself after work. The last two weeks I have shopped BY MYSELF on a Friday afternoon and a Monday afternoon. Both were pretty awesome. Yes, the store is a bit crazy with last minute dinner shoppers, but no one is doing a week’s worth of shopping in one trip. Plus, I have no kids or bored hubby weighing me down. I can get in and out  and do what I need to do in less than 30 minutes. Since I went to the store tonight, I went ahead and planned on making fish. It would be the freshest and would cook pretty quick. I had an idea in my meal plan to cook a breaded fried fish of some sort, but as I was putting groceries away, I had a new thought… Marinated Asian Tilapia.

Pretty simple to make…


3-4 pieces of Tilapia (I bought 2 and that was decidedly not enough as of tonight…3-4 next time)

marinade of a mixture of equal parts (about 2-3 tablespoons of each) of any of the following- soy sauce, teriyaki sauce, fish sauce, oyster sauce, hoisin sauce, sesame oil, and rice wine vinegar, minced ginger, and pepper

1 cup flour

3 tablespoons peanut oil (or vegetable oil)


Marinate Fish for 10-20 minutes

Shake off excess liquid and coat in flour.

Cook on each side for 3-4 minutes. The thinner ends will be very tender and flaky.

I accidentally bought the Steam fresh bag of edamame instead of snap peas. Turns out the girls love them and are begging for them for a snack to take to school! No leftovers…hubby was the only one who didn’t eat them! I also served with a side of couscous. Only a bit of couscous left, so maybe something for lunch tomorrow… no pics of the soybeans and couscous. All inhaled before I could take a picture!


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