Friday, February 28, 2014

Broccoli and Cheese Stuffed Tilapi - Recipe

Are you looking for a delicious fish recipe that can be made in just under an hour? The rich cream cheese filling inside of the stuff Tilapi tastes absolutely amazing and it makes the perfect complement to the lean sole in this fish dinner recipe.

  • 4-ouncefresh or frozen skinless sole, flounder, or other fish fillets, about 1/4 inch thick
  • 1 cupfrozen cut broccoli, thawed
  • 1 beaten egg
  • 1 8-ounce containersoft-style cream cheese with chives and onion
  • 1/4 cupgrated Parmesan cheese
  • 3/4 cupherb-seasoned stuffing mix
  • 2 tablespoonsmilk
  • 2 tablespoonsdry white wine

1. Thaw the fish if it's frozen. Be sure to rinse the fish and pat dry with paper towels. For stuffing, drain the broccoli and make sure to press out excess liquid. Combine egg, half of the cream cheese, and the Parmesan cheese into one bowl. Stir in broccoli and the stuffing mix. Spoon one-fourth of the stuffing onto the end of each fillet. Roll it up, securing the rolls with wooden toothpicks. Place fish in a greased 2-quart square baking dish. Cover and bake in a 350 degree F oven for 30 to 35 minutes, or until the fish flakes easily with a fork and the stuffing is hot.

2. Meanwhile, for the sauce, in a seperate small saucepan cook the remaining cream cheese, milk, and wine until it's heated through. Don't forget to stir often. Serve this sauce over the fish.

Serving Size:

Makes 4 servings.

Why Healthy Living is Important

Healthy living has become an important part of society today. Each year, thousands of people die from obesity and I would almost classify it as an epidemic. But why are people, especially Americans, so unhealthy? I personally believe that part of it comes down to the cost of healthy foods. Many middle and lower income families can't afford to buy all the good organic stuff. On the other hand, they can afford to buy the less healthy boxes of macaroni and cheese, bags of hot dogs, and meat for hamburgers. Sure, these foods are good to have once in a while - but not all the time.

It's not just the cost of healthy foods though, allot of people just don't like healthy stuff. Organic food may be costly but fruits and vegetables are still pretty darn cheap. Even if you can only afford a box of Kraft macaroni and cheese, pickup a fresh orange or apple to eat along with it and at least you'll be getting something positive out of the meal. Believe it or not, unhealthy foods can lead to all different kinds of diseases, immune problems, and possibly cancer. Unhealthy food can cause your teeth to rot, give you cardiovascular disease, cause kidney or liver problems, and even heart failure. This is all why choosing a healthy lifestyle is so important!

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