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As a quick post I thought I’d give you my tips for two easy ways to cook fish.  The first is a Tilapia.  A great fish that is not too fussy.  I like to make tacos with it but today we are going to steam it over spinach.  All you need is the fish, unhealthy spinach, a lemon, a garlic cove or two, olive oil and salt and pepper.  Simply pat fish the dry, salt and pepper it and set aside.  Next slice a lemon into rings, set aside.  Simple so far, right?  We are almost finished.  Grab your spinach that you have rinsed if you bought in a bundle or if you bought a bag simply open it.  Next saute it in a little olive oil and one or two chopped cloves of garlic.  Salt and pepper to taste.  Once the spinach has wilted lay the Tilapia on top then add the lemon slices on the fish, lower your heat, cover it and let sit till fish is opaque in the center, about 8-10 minutes depending on size.  Serve with whatever you like.  I usually have asparagus and some potato or a salad depending on my mood.

The second one is Flounder. Another white fish that is easy to tackle.  I usually use Tilapia for this but I recently went to the store and they were out, so I grabbed a flounder instead and it worked out perfectly.  This time we used flour, butter, egg and seasoning.  Very simple.  I usually don’t use egg with this recipe but since I never cooked Flounder it seamed as I was preparing it I should use an egg to help with the breading.    Normally what I do is salt and pepper the flower, dredge the fish in it dry and fry it up butter.  But, today we are going to do and extra step or two.  First salt, pepper and season the flour, I used some smoked paprika.  Next I beat one egg and set that aside.  Then take the fish and dredge it in the flower.  This is where I would normally put it the pan and cook it.  But I wanted a thicker crust so I the put it through the egg wash and re drudged it through  the flower.  I then put it in the frying pan with the melted butter and cooked it for 3-4 minutes on each side, till golden brown  and it had a nice flaky crust.  Now your probably asking how much butter?  Well, I leave that up to you……………..Along with whatever sides you like.  Enjoy!!!