Aug 01, 2015


Men in the Kitchen – Tilapia with Lemon Pepita Sauce

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Ladies it’s that time of the year. The month of Love.  Romance is in the air and men around the world scurry, determined to find the perfect gift.   I say get those fabulous men in the kitchen. 

How sexy is a man serving up a delicious meal to the woman he loves?

Que rico! Hasta la comida es más sabrosa!

A man with confidence in the kitchen is pure pleasure to watch.  I’m not talking grilling — although this Texan loves her brisket.  But a man seasoning a batch homemade mole sauce, or whipping egg whites for Chile rellanos is a vision.  No wonder the men on Food Network have cemented their place on T.V. — women cannot get enough.

Does you man lack confidence or inspiration in the kitchen? Well amigas here is recipe that any man can conquer. Simple, yet pleasing to the eyes and taste buds.  And it only involves 3 ingredients.  What man wouldn’t love this?

I featured tilapia, but any fish can be used.  I have tried this on salmon, flounder and even shrimp with great results.  With citrus season in full swing feel free to change out lemon for lime or substitute grapefruit or even orange.  Adjust to your taste.

Cheer him on in the kitchen, providing him tips and guidance.  Soon you will see him begin to take the initiate himself, providing you a well deserved rest and another layer of him to love.


Tilapia with Lemon Pepita Sauce

by Vianney Rodriguez from Sweet Life (Serves 2, but can easily be adjusted.)


  • 2 tilapia fillets
  • olive oil
  • 1 lemon
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • handful of pepitas
  1. Add olive oil to a nonstick pan over medium high heat.
  2. Pan sear the tilapia, about 4 minutes each side.
  3. Add lemon juice and butter.  Serve alongside a easy black bean salad.
  4. Drizzle with lemon sauce and sprinkle with pepitas.


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Vianney Rodriguez

Vianney Rodriguez

Vianney "Bonnie" is a Tejana (Texan) foodie with an eternal love for all things Texas, and is committed to teaching others about her Tex-Mex heritage. On any given day you can find her posting Texas-style recipes or wonderful recipes from Mexico! Check her out at her blog,!

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  1. A man in the kitchen is a beautiful thing. If only I could convince my husband of that. On a side note, I love tilapia and pepitas. I’ve never had them together, so thanks for the inspiration!

  2. Thanks for the recipe. I always cook fish exactly the same way but this is a great way to spice things up.

  3. All I have to say thank goodness my hubby can cook. We cook dinner together every night. Its our time “alone” while kids are working on homework or playing. I think every guy should learn to cook. Its VERY sexy! ;)

  4. Perfect for V Day! What a great article and fantastic recipe!

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