Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Delicious Couscous & Tilapia

This recipe is a healthier version of a pasta side dish in my opinion. We had it with grilled tilapia and it was sooo good together. However, chicken would be awesome too....

If you are a vegetarian you could add some grilled veggies or tofu  to make it more substantial as a main dish or a cold couscous salad.


for couscous

1 Tbsp. unsalted butter (I see I can't believe it's not butter)
1 tsp. vegetable oil
1 medium onion, diced
2 cloves of garlic, minced
1 Tbsp. vegeta
1/2 tsp. black pepper
1/4 tsp. kosher salt
1 medium tomato, diced
2 1/4 c. chicken stock, low sodium
1/4 c. fresh cilantro
1/4 c. fresh parsley
2 Tbsp. mozzarella cheese, shredded
1 c. couscous, uncooked

for fish
1 1/2 lbs. tilapia
1/2 tsp. black pepper
1 tsp. onion powder
1 tsp. garlic powder
2 tsp. vegeta
2 tsp. paprika
aluminum foil
vegetable oil


1. In a medium saucepan, heat vegetable oil and butter on medium-high heat. Saute onions for 4 minutes.

2. Add garlic, seasonings, and tomatoes. Saute 10 minutes.

3. Add chicken stock, parsley, and cilantro. Bring to a boil. Add couscous, stir to mix up. Turn off heat, cover and let sit for 5 minutes.  Easy peasy!!!

For the fish:

1. Sprinkle all of the seasonings on both sides of the fish. I like to cut my fish in half to help with even cooking.

2. Lay a layer of aluminum foil on your grill and lightly grease it with vegetable oil. 

3. Grill on high for 4 minutes on each side. You can also do this on the stove top in a saute pan. (of course leave out the foil and just use 1 tsp. of vegetable oil) 

Chloe LOVED the couscous!



Angie Ouellette-Tower said...

This recipe looks wonderful and Chloe is beautiful! I'm following back - thanks for stopping by my blog:

drudruchu said...

Hi! Thanks for stopping by my blog.

This looks very tasty! And it must have been a real good recipe, I can tell from Chloe's happy face, so cute ! =)

Elvira said...

thank you Angie!

Elvira said...

drudruchu... yes it was soooo good! Chloe kept getting upset because I wasn't feeding her fast enough. Such a little chunk! :)

justByou . said...

I am your newest follower! Thanks for stopping by my blog. =)
This looks like a great recipe, and while I'm not much of a seafood lover, hubby sure is! Thanks for sharing.
Will also follow you on Pinterest too.

Elvira said...

Hey Kim, no problem, I love your blog.

I think a lot of people hate seafood because they've never had it cooked right :). Hopefully you'll try it sometime!

ooohh addicting! Thanks for the follows! :)

leica said...

i love tilapia. i must try this. thanks for sharing =)

Elvira said...

You're welcome Leica :)

Mary C. Nasser said...

Yummy post!
I love tilapia and couscous!

So nice to meet you through Etsy’s Blogging Buddies Team.
I am your newest blog follower! :)

All the best,
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Akamatra said...

This baby is just too cute!!! And the food looks yummy!!! Great post girl!

carol said...

hello elvira
nice blog. your quilting is beautiful and your baby girl is adorable!!!
looking forward to following along here and on pinterest :)

MaryFaithPeace said...

Couscous and tilapia? I'm in heaven! Thanks for the detailed pics....

Sweet Posy Dreams said...

The couscous looks really good; the fish too. We have been trying to eat more fish. Thanks for stopping by my blog!

pasqueflower said...

Looks delicious! And what an adorable picture of Chloe!

I'm a new Follower.


Bellina Creations said...

That looks delicious! I am so lazy when it comes to cooking.

rosieandtheboys said...

That fish looks yummy! Great to make an Etsy blog team buddy!


Annette said...

I love couscous and this looks terrific!

Thanks for stopping by my blog and following. I'm following you now!

MulberryCreek said...

Hi, I am your newest follower! I love this post because we are just exploring a more healthy diet and have tried couscous and just tried Tilapia. Going to give your recipes a try ASAP. Thanks! Melissa @ Mulberry Creek

And congrats on your TV Paula Sands Live spot!!

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