Fish and Savory Cheese Grits
WITH TILAPIA SEASONED GRILL
Morey’s Tilapia Season Grill fillets are the perfect start to delicious weeknight meals, like this flavorful fish and grits recipe. It combines tender, flaky, and high-quality herbed tilapia with sharp cheddar cheese and creamy, Southern-style garlicky grits for a meal that is rich, satisfying, and ready in under 30 minutes.
Our blend of smoky BBQ seasonings makes these tilapia fillets special and elevates this classic fish and grits recipe. Preparing the cheesy grits while the fillets cook makes it a simple meal, the kind that can be prepped with little fuss. It’s quick. It’s simple. And it’s oh-so-delicious.
Pepping Morey’s tilapia fillets is easy. Thaw them in the fridge overnight or quick-thaw them in their pouch in cool water. Better yet, bake them directly from frozen for those nights when you need a comforting, last-minute meal.
MAKE GRITS: Preheat oven to 350ºF.
In a medium saucepan, bring chicken stock to a boil. Add the garlic. In a slow, steady stream, whisk in the grits. Season with salt. Reduce heat to medium-low and cook, stirring often, until the grits are tender (about 20 minutes).
Remove from heat and stir in cheddar, Parmesan, thyme, butter, and heavy cream. Salt and pepper to taste.
COOK FISH: 10 minutes after starting the grits, put the fish in the oven. Cook Morey’s Tilapia Seasoned Grill according to package directions for baking. Reserve any pan juices.
TO SERVE FISH AND CHEESE GRITS: Divide grits between two shallow dishes. Top with tilapia. Spoon any pan juices over fish. Garnish with Parmesan, thyme, and pepper.
PRO TIP: Any herbs will add a savory seasoning to the grits, so use what you have on hand.
- 2 Morey’s Tilapia Seasoned Grill fillets
- 2 cups chicken stock
- 1 garlic clove, minced
- 1/2 cup old-fashioned grits
- 1/2 cup grated extra-sharp cheddar cheese
- 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese, plus more for garnish
- 1 Tbsp. chopped fresh thyme, plus more for garnish
- 2 Tbsp. butter
- 1 Tbsp. heavy cream
- Kosher salt
- Coarsely ground black pepper
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