Tilapia, zucchini and corn, a wonderful summer meal

I normally do most of the cooking in our house but recently my wife surprised me with a wonderful cookout meal one Saturday.

She made zucchini and corn on one of our Weber grills, basting the zucchini with a truffle olive oil we bought in Italy last summer.

Our tilapia, zucchini and corn dinner.
Our tilapia, zucchini and corn dinner.

I whipped up a main course of tilapia loins, purchased frozen at Costco, done with salt-free spices from the Spice House, which has outlets here in Evanston, Il. and in Chicago.

Tilapia is a hit and miss fish in that you can find fillets that are so thin or tiny that they break apart while broiling. Costco markets these loins, I’m not exactly sure how they create them, but they are long and plump instead of thin and wide. They’re far from cheap, unfortunately. A 2.5 pound bag sells for $17.64 on the Costco website. That comes to $7.06 a pound, compared to many outlets selling tilapia fillets in the $5 range.

Tilapia in the skillet
Tilapia in the skillet
Use some spray-on canola oil to cook your tilapia
Use some spray-on canola oil to cook your tilapia

But they do cook up in a more substantial and tasty way, so you decide if they’re worth the extra money.

Find a spice store that will create salt-free blends for you
Find a spice store that will create salt-free blends for you

John

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