It is always nice to get out of the city and get back to some nature. This past weekend was our yearly camping trip with some of our friends from Toronto. Unfortunately, due to the wedding this year we were a little slow on booking our campsite so we weren’t able to get the same awesome site we normally get, but we definitely lucked out with the second choice.
This year has been a pretty dry one here in Ontario so unfortunately there was a fire ban during our camping trip but this didn’t stop us from having a great time. We just put some camping lanterns where a fire should have been and dressed up warm at night. Even though we made the best of it, it was really weird to hear the campsites around us go quiet the second it became a little dark out, when normally people would have been roasting marshmallows around the fire.
Camping was a lot of lounging around, laughing, swimming and relaxing on the beach. It was a perfect weekend after a busy year. We even got to chase a fox off of our site, and befriend a little chipmunk that we named Dale.
As per usual we tried to keep our meals as fancy as camping allows, from steak and potatoes, Tilapia and delicious egg white, spinach and feta sandwiches. The four of us like to keep it classy while camping.
The tilapia recipe used was a favourit of mine. I had tried it before at home, it is plain baked tilapia with some delicious cherry salsa. I first found the recipe on Martha Stewart’s webpage, and then made some of my own modifications.
Baked Tilapia with Cherry Salsa:
4 tilapia fillets (4 to 6 oz)
2 cups of pitted and chopped cherries
1 tbsp finely chopped cilantro
1/2 chopped red onion
Juice of half of lime
1 jalapeno seeded and diced
Preheat oven to 450 degrees, lightly spray baking sheet with olive oil, and place tilapia fillets.
In a small mixing bowl combine cherries, cilantro, red onion, lime juice, and jalapeno. Make sure everything is well mixed, and allow it to sit while the oven preheats, and the fish cook.
Cook fish for 7-10minutes, be sure not to over cook, remove from oven and serve with cherry salsa over top.
Happy Monday Everyone!!!