The tilapia I’m most familiar with are whole fishes, fried or grilled. Either way, it’s almost always delicious. So despite not having experience cooking filleted tilapia, I decided to give it a go and grabbed some packs of the frozen fishies.
What I did was dust the tilapia fillets with Cajun seasoning, then pangrill lightly. As expected, it turned out really good as the lightly flavored, flaky tilapia flesh had a light, fresh sweetness that was perfect with the spicy seasoning.
Together with the tilapia, I lightly sautéed some celery and carrots in butter and more Cajun seasoning. Yes, the salty-spicy stuff, I love it quite lots. On the side, I had a healthy helping of creamy potato salad, made the way my friend Turtle makes it, with lots of minced veggies and the potatoes partially mashed. NOM!
Lastly, yes. That is a duck. No, said duck is not edible. It’s actually a food pick. Well, either that or a cake trimming but either way, it’s food-safe and it’s cute. Say hi to Mr. Ducky everyone! At least something cute finally escaped from being eaten in my bento.