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Sautéed Tilapia with Ginger

Tilapia is a farm raised fish that is listed as a best choice on the Monterey Bay Aquarium’s Seafood Watch guidelines. According to their website, your “Best Choice” is tilapia grown in the U.S. in environmentally friendly systems. “Avoid” farmed tilapia from China and Taiwan, where pollution and weak management are widespread problems. Use the COOL label to find tilapia farmed in the USA.

Serves 2


Two 6 ounce tilapia fillets
6 scallions with the tops, chopped fine
2 celery stalks with tops, chopped fine
1 &1/2 inch fresh ginger root, minced
1 tablespoon organic canola oil
Iodized Sea Salt


Add oil to cast iron or stainless steel skillet. Turn heat to medium. Add celery, onion, and ginger root to the skillet and cook approximately 1&1/2 minutes until the onions are almost translucent. Sprinkle the fillets with paprika and a small amount of iodized sea salt. Add the fish to the skillet and sauté on medium heat with the cover on until done (fish will flake and become opaque-approximately 7 minutes).

Serving Suggestions: Serve with steamed broccoli, brown rice, and apple salad.

 Sustainable DietsTM recipe, developed by Teri Underwood, R.D., M.S., C.D.

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