Hey everybody, I am so excited to be enjoying the week here in AZ with my family. My boys had the week off of school for “ski week” in CA, so what a perfect opportunity to visit home.

Before we left, I made this fabulous fish dinner and we all devoured it, even the kids loved it with a little side of ketchup. For some reason that I can’t quite put my finger on, I’ve been afraid of cooking and eating fish in the past, but I’ve decided to grow up and start experimenting more with it. I know how healthy it is for you and for heaven sakes it’s delicious! So, for any of you who have been like me and have been a little stand offish towards fish….don’t be. It cooks up in minutes and is so delicious, I can’t wait to make more of it. Hope you all enjoy!




Sweet Chili Glazed and Walnut Crusted Tilapia with Roasted Asparagus

1 bunch of asparagus

2 Tablespoons extra virgin olive oil

½ teaspoon kosher salt

¼ teaspoon fresh cracked black pepper

¼ teaspoon garlic salt

3 Tablespoons honey

¼ teaspoon chili powder

1 teaspoon warm water

¾ Cup Panko Bread Crumbs

½ Cup ground walnuts (I ground them in food processor)

½ teaspoon kosher salt

½ teaspoon chili powder

¼ teaspoon fresh cracked black pepper

4 tilapia fillets

2 Tablespoons extra virgin olive oil

1. Place asparagus onto a edge rimmed baking sheet. Drizzle with olive oil and season with salt, pepper and garlic salt. Roast in oven for 12-15 minutes or until fork tender, turning half way through. Remove and keep warm.

2. Place the honey, chili powder and warm water in a small bowl; mix to combine. Place crumbs, walnuts, salt, chili powder and pepper into a shallow dish; mix to combine. Season both sides of tilapia fillets with pinches of salt and pepper. With a pastry brush, brush honey glaze on both sides of tilapia then press into crumb mix. Continue until all fillets are coated.

3. Heat oil into a large skillet over medium heat. When hot place coated tilapia fillets into skillet; cook 2-4 minutes per side, until golden brown and fish flakes easy with a fork. Remove and serve warm.

4 servings

Have a great rest of your week, I’ll be enjoying AZ and will catch up with ya’ll early next week!!