Main Courses: Seafood, Poultry, Pasta and Casseroles

It seems to me that lately, tilapia seems to be a new inexpensive fish. Where did this come from? It seems tilapia, originally a fresh water fish from Africa which has made its way to American fish farms. So how does tilapia work on the dinner table? First this is a whitefish that takes on the flavor of what it is cooked in. Tilapia is very tender so it is best cooked steamed, baked or broiled. It is high in protein and low in cost. It will be around a long time.

Poultry on the other hand can be cooked use most methods. I choose the thighs, tenders and legs over the more expensive breasts, even when the recipe calls out chicken breast as most do. The thighs and legs have bone in them which enhances the chicken flavor. Just use what your mother said and wash your hands after handling raw chicken. If you do not, you may spread salmonella, a bacteria responsible for food poisoning.

Pasta is best if made from scratch. But if you don’t have the equipment or the desire to spend the time…

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