Tequila Lime Tilapia

I’ll be the first to admit that this isn’t one of the healthiest recipes, but it’s one of my favorite things to make.  So, if you’re in training, save it for the victory party.


3-4 tilapia fillets (about a pound total)

1 Cup cornmeal

1 Cup of Flour

1 egg

1 cup raw cane sugar

1/2 cup tequila

2 limes

Olive Oil

Ground Cumin


Mix the flour and corn meal together in a bowl.  Beat the egg in a separate bowl.  Coat a skillet large enough to hold the  fish with olive oil and heat to high.  Dip each tilapia fillet in the egg and coat with the corn meal and flour mixture.  Place the fillets in the hot oil until brown (about 2 minutes).  Flip the fillets and repeat.  Remove fish from the skillet.  Remove the skillet from heat.  Juice the two limes and add the juice to the skillet.  Slowly stir in the raw sugar, while heating over low heat.  When the lime and sugar mixture is a carmel colored sludge, add the tequila and stir.  Turn the heat to medium low.  Add the Tilapia to the mixture.  Sprinkle ground cumin on top of tilapia.  Cook for 5 minutes on medium low.  Flip the tilapia.  Sprinkle with cumin again.  Cook for 5 more minutes.  Serve.

It goes quite well with rice and a margarita on the rocks.

Today’s workout was a cycling workout around lunch time.  I had an early morning meeting that threw a little wrench into my plans.

Planned workout

10 minutes warmup stationary bike

40 minutes at level 7 stationary bike

5 minutes cool down

Actual workout

10 minutes warmup on stationary bike

40 minutes at level 7 stationary bike

5 minutes cool down

 Determined to improve on my speed from my last workout, I sped through the first 10 minutes like a bat out of hell.  I did regret that a little in the middle of the workout, but ultimately, it did help somewhat as I cleared 13.1 miles in 35 minutes as opposed to thr 13.0 I did last week.  I did keep riding for a total of 40 minutes and accomplished 14.95 miles in that 40 minutes.  My total distance including warmup and cooldown was about 18 miles.  I haven’t really planned out my rides too much, but they will peak at about 90 minutes at some point.

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