Tilapia is kosher and one of the most popular fish choices, right up there with salmon and tuna. This is because fresh tilapia is very affordable and extremely easy to cook. This fish is packed with protein, has a low fat content making it an excellent source of lean protein. Due to its versatility, this fish can adapt to any recipe and can substitute many fish, such as red snappers and sea bass.
Tilapia has a thick, dense textured meat with a mild almost nonexistent flavor with a slight sweetness similar to what you would get from a fresh red snapper. Its meat when raw has a light pink tint and cooks to a nice white color. The delicate flavor of tilapia gives it the versatility to be seasoned and cooked any which way you like. This fish is perfect for pairing on top of or alongside a salad, with rice or delicious vegetable sides!
When you buy frozen tilapia fish, you can let it thaw out and cook right away or save it for another day by storing it in the freezer to maximize its delicate flavor and crisp freshness!