Friday, May 22, 2009



I know, I know. I said I was taking a break. And I am. Really. I didn’t even open my laptop yesterday. And you know what? The world didn’t come to an end. Who knew? Here I thought I was the center of the blogging universe. Turns out…….not at all.

I knoooooooow……… Let’s all take a moment to consider what this really means.

I need to stop taking myself so seriously. *wink*

And speaking of fishy…………

It’s finally Friday! And Jan of Jan’s Sushi Bar has inspired me to post a recipe. I’m not Catholic but I always like to eat fish or seafood on Friday. Especially in the warmer weather. It’s a great way to kick off the weekend and it just feels right.

Ladies and gentlemen, I give you:

Dy-No-Mite Tilapia

This is not really a recipe so much as an idea. I’ve never done this the same way twice. That’s how I roll. Take it or leave it.

I got this idea from a favorite sushi dish, the Dynamite roll. It’s sometimes called a volcano roll. I’m pretty sure that you can find some variation of it in any sushi bar. No matter what they call it, it’s DELISH!


DSC03630The Biker Nazi was visiting when I last made this dish.

I used tilapia this time but you can use this same method with any fish and it will be great.

4 tilapia fillets

1 package cream cheese (softened)

2 or 3 TBS mayonnaise

1 bunch scallions/green onions (chopped)

1/2 lb chopped cooked shrimp (I’ve combined this with crabmeat or scallops too)

1/2 tsp Old Bay seasoning. I’m guessing here on measurement. You might want to start with 1/2 tsp and then add more because I really don’t remember. Just do it to your taste and it will be great.

DSC03628 You should have seen the confused look on the Biker Nazi’s face when he saw me taking pictures of the food as I was preparing it. Then the little light went on in his brain and he said, “This is for your blog, isn’t it?”

Mix cream cheese and mayonnaise until smooth. Add the scallions and chopped shrimp. Season with the Old Bay and set aside. Season tilapia with a bit of salt and pepper. Saute in a non-stick pan with a little bit of extra virgin olive oil until just done. Be careful not to over cook.

Let fish cool slightly. Spread with cream cheese mixture. Broil in toaster oven for just few minutes to just brown the cream cheese. I like to do this in the toaster oven as it doesn’t heat up the kitchen as much as the oven does. But if you don’t have a toaster oven or you are doubling the recipe, use the oven to broil the fish.

DSC03637 This is not the greatest photo to show off this great dish but trust me, if you can keep the fish from falling apart, it’s a very impressive presentation worthy of any dinner party.


Any left-over cream cheese mixture can be used hot or cold as a very yummy dip with crackers. I've served it hot topped with parmesan cheese. Oooooo Awwwww, sooooo good!

TGIF! Enjoy!


Jan said...


It looks f@$&ing AWESOME.

And it's low carb. I could kiss you. (Yeah, I'm back on the diet wagon...)

Pseudonymous High School Teacher said...

I love this recipe (I can tell already). I'm going to try it this weekend.

There is a local style recipe over here that is similar. Mix mayo with scallions, lemon juice, salt, pepper, and lup chong (Chinese sausage). Spread it on top of Mahi Mahi and broil.

Jourdan said...

OOH that looks DELISH! I love tilapia, and any other kind of fish for that matter...i will have to try this recipe!! oh my gosh, i think i'm drooling :)

namaste said...

this looks scrumptious. and i cook tilapia often! i'll give it a whirl.

glad to see you feeling better today!


darsden said...

It is good to take a break girl. We will be here whenever! Beautiful pictures and looks so peaceful.

Looks good..but it would kill me dead if I ate that :-)
Have a wonderful Memorial Day

JOE TODD said...

Did a copy and paste email to my wife Hope she gets the hint.. Will let you know

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said... looks good to me! Of course I haven't had breakfast yet and it is nearly noon. I love fish and I think I would like to try it fixed like this...fishy or not!
Have a wonderful, peaceful and safe weekend!
A bunch of hugs and lotsa love!

Michel said...

That looks f'in amazing!!! I really really really want some of that!!

AND low carb?! HOLY MOTHER OF GOD. You won't mind if I just drop by for a bit, would you???

The Blue Ridge Gal said...

THIS looks SOOOOO good!!! Dang! *checks fridge to see if she has ingredients* NOOOOOOO!! *slams fridge door shut*

The Blue Ridge Gal

Midlife Jobhunter said...

Oh, I'm so behind. You're taking a rest? Just take a quick breath. I'll read further down after I catch up. And not opening your laptop some days is just plain nice.

LiLu said...

My rule of cooking:

Never, ever skimp on: 1) garlic 2) salt and 3) Old Bay.

That's my culinary Bible and I'm sticking to it ;-)

Oh, yeah... and it looks amazing!

only a movie said...

Yum. Neither other half nor child like fish, so I would be cooking for just me. It looks amazingly delish, though.
That's it, I'm driving down.

Jason, as himself said...

It's too bad I've gotten a divorce from fish. This almost sounds delicious.

Gaston Studio said...

I love talipia and I'm bringing a really dry white wine. Just give me time to throw on some clothes...

Auntie, aka Dog Girl said...

Dang it Girl,
You cook even when you're in a funk?
I'm moving in.

Debbie said...

Hey...I haven't been around for a while either because of Obie and now planting my garden! This looks fabulous SM!! I must try it...but Talapia?...never tried that one...maybe haddock? I'm a Mainer after all! I've missed coming here and will try and get back soon. You are always so busy girl! I am overwhlemed too lately...and my reaction to that is exactly the same as what you described!! Forgetful...all of it!

Fragrant Liar said...

Ah geez, you cooks! Always making me hungry! Miss America and I are watching Star Wars (and she is wishing they made such movies without all the old people in them, like Yoda), and talking about how hungry we are, and here comes the tilapia recipe! If I had tilapia - or any fish - I might actually cook it now (it's 10:00 pm here). I do love that it's low carb too. Yum!

Tony Letts said...

The good news is I will be leaving plenty for you to eat! Not my kind of food - but in my grandma's words - 'each to his own as the old woman said when she kissed the cow'. Looked professional though!

Beth Niquette said... mouth is watering, definately, DEFINATELY I must try this!

((hugs)) Hope you have a perfectly marvelous weekend.

I love cooking, too--especially new things. Thank you for this recipe-I'll let you know what I think. (grin)

Deb said...

I'm trying that this week. It sounds delicious! And EASY!

Tessa said...

Sounds and looks wonderful . . . except for the shrimp. I'm allergic to shellfish, so I'd have to find something else to mix with the cream cheese. Asparagus, maybe?