Cajun Tilapia Stuffed Red Potato
Getting a well-balanced meal after a workout is crucial. That is exactly what this recipe is. Cajun tilapia stuffed red potato is a perfect after-workout meal packed with the necessary nutrients. Fish recipes like this are an amazing way to have a light meal while still incorporating enough protein into your diet. This dish is so versatile you could easily pass it as a dinner recipe that you can make for your family and friends. Now, if you are ready, let’s get cooking.
For this amazing recipe, you are going to need the following ingredients. First things first, for the star of the dish you will need 6 ounces of raw wild-caught tilapia. Also, you are going to need a red potato that is about the same size, somewhere around 6 ounces. It does not have to be precise. Additionally, you will need one-third cup of Greek yogurt, one ounce of goat cheese, and one tablespoon of fresh chives. For the seasoning, get one teaspoon of garlic paste and half a teaspoon of cumin.
Now, for the stuffing, you will need the following. One teaspoon of cayenne pepper, one teaspoon of gumbo file which you can substitute for cumin if you do not have it, one teaspoon of smoked paprika and of course salt and pepper according to your taste.
To prepare this dish, start by preheating the oven to 405 degrees Fahrenheit. Wash the potatoes and poke holes in them before baking them for an hour. Season the fish and bake it for about 8 minutes. Take the potatoes and cut the tops off. Scoop out the insides and mix them with the fish, Greek yogurt, cayenne, chives, goat cheese, and paprika. Season to taste and bake for an additional 10 minutes. Let it cool a bit and you are ready to serve. Add a salad drizzled with olive oil as a side and enjoy! This is one of the tastiest tilapia recipes that will certainly not disappoint you.
Ingredients for 1 serving:
- 6 oz wild caught tilapia, raw
- ~6oz red potato
- 1/3 cup Greek yogurt
- 1 oz goat cheese
- 1 tbsp fresh chives
- For the tilapia
- 1 tsp garlic paste
- 1/2 tsp cumin
- For the stuffing
- 1 tsp cayenne pepper
- 1 tsp gumbo filé (or cumin if not available)
- 1 tsp smoked paprika
- sea salt & pepper to taste
- For the tilapia
Set oven to 405F.
Wash red potatoes, poke holes in it using a fork, and bake for about 1 hour in the oven, or until soft. Allow the potatoes to cool.
Season tilapia and bake in the oven for 8 minutes.
Cut the top off a red potato and scoop out part of the inside of a red potato.
Mix with baked tilapia, greek yogurt, goat cheese, cayenne, paprika and chives. Season with sea salt & pepper to taste.
Re-stuff the potato with the mixture and bake for 10 minutes at 405F.
If desired, add 1 tbsp Greek yogurt instead of sour cream to the top of the potato. Add a side salad and enjoy!
Note: depending on the size of the red potato, you may have excess mixture which is perfectly fine. Remember to adjust portions and serving sizes to complement your diet and goals.
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My name is Kevin. My life changed when I realized that healthy living is a lifelong journey, mainly won by having a well-balanced diet and maintaining an active lifestyle.
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