That’s right. I said it. Bacon. Wrapped. Tilapia.
I had a fit of the crazies last night when I realised we had leftover bacon in the fridge that was on the cusp of being unusable.
I hate HATE HATE waste and especially when we fork out a lot for our bacon (it’s the posh nitrate-free, antibiotic-free stuff). I’m happy to pay higher prices for the ‘clean’ food cos, in my opinion, it’s an investment in our health but letting it go bad is just ri-donk-u-lous.
We are not made of money. More’s the pity.
So, to cut a long story short…no wait, it’s already long….to cut a long story a bit shorter, I made excellent use of the languishing bacon by wrapping it around some fish. As you do.
Not a usual choice I know but it proved tasty and I don’t shirk at mixing my proteins. Served up with a plate of broccoli (side note: how awesome is broccoli?) this made for a simple and nourishing mid-week meal.
Bacon Wrapped Tilapia (serves 2)
- 1/4 cup sesame oil
- juice of half a lemon
- 1 clove garlic, minced
- 2 tilapia fillets
- 3 rashers of streaky bacon
- salt and pepper
- Prepare the marinade for the fish by whisking together the oil, lemon juice and garlic. Pour over the fillets, cover and marinate for at least an hour.
- Grill/broil the bacon for 5 minutes til partially cooked. Remove and wrap one rasher around each tilapia fillets. I cut the remaining rasher in half and placed each half on top of a fillet for extra bacon-y goodness.
- Place the prepared fillets on a foil tray and put under the grill/boiler once more. Cook for ten minutes, turning halfway through then serve immediately.
VERY important P.S: Folks, I just joined Twitter.
Impressive considering that up until about a month ago I referred to it as “tweeter”. At the moment I am the ginger kid in the playground with the glasses that are too big for her face and a tendency to fall over a lot (no kidding, I was that kid, I’ve lived that horror).
If you are of the tweeting (I nearly wrote “twitting” #lottolearn) kind, please consider following me. I promise to attempt to be relevant, witty and engaging all at once, though that’s a tall order.
I may take to drink before the month’s out.