EASY Toaster Oven Lunch Plan – Spicy Baked Tilapia and Truffle Goat Cheese Sub

You guys know I love me some Gorton’s Seafood, right?

Easy, fast, and delicious fishy goodness. Perfect when you’re forced to cook seafood for one…or when you go to your parents house to cook a meal for everyone except your boyfriend because he hates seafood…

Well, I recently discovered that these delightful little Simply Bakes are PERFECT for lunches at work (if you have access to a toaster oven or full-size oven – which we have both). I decided I’d pack everything I need for a tasty little tilapia sammy. I wanted it to be simple and flavorful. I had a French baguette waiting to be used, so I sliced a sandwich size chunk and bagged that for work. Then I grabbed a toaster oven sized panto put the Simply bakes bag in. I knew I had tiny packets of Tabasco sauce at my desk, and figured cheese was a necessity in this venture. When I left for work that morning,  I grabbed the baguette, the fish from the freezer and Trader Joe’s truffle goat cheese from the fridge, threw them in the bag with the pan and jetted to the train.

Spicy Baked Tilapia and Truffle Goat Cheese Sub at Work

Spicy Tilapia and Truffle Goat Cheese Sub


  • 1 Gorton’s Seafood Simply Bakes Tilapia fillet (if you only have access to a microwave, you can use the Gorton’s Grilled Tilapia, but it won’t be as saucy)
  • 6-inch French baguette
  • 1-2 oz truffle goat cheese
  • Tabasco sauce to taste


  1. Preheat toaster oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit
  2. Put the fish in the toaster oven for 20-25 minutes
  3. Remove fish and let stand in bag
  4. Toast the baguette
  5. Spread goat cheese on one side of the toasted bread
  6. Flake the fish over the cheese
  7. Drizzle sauce from the bag into the sandwich
  8. Top it all off with a healthy spray of Tabasco
  9. Devour

This healthy(ish) and delicious recipe is a result of working with my friends at Gorton’s. This month, they’ve partnered with SparkPeople to focus on realistic resolutions. Now, you’ve all seen my 2015 resolutions, and I wasn’t kidding. I’m not doing anything to lose weight this month. But I couldn’t just send you to a site without checking it out. That’s not my style. So, I signed up for an account and set my SparkPeople goals to maintain my current weight. I decided that I would check out the Realistic Resolutions 30-Day Challenge, and I’m really glad I did. SparkPeople offers a great tracking tool and community for you to get started on your weight loss (or maintenance routine). The challenge has 30 daily tasks, all of which are pretty simple changes to make if you’re interested in getting started on a healthy journey.

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In addition to leading you to The SparkPeople and sharing my new favorite lunch recipe, I’m hosting a delightful little giveaway for some goodies. All you need to do is comment below with your favorite seafood recipe or dish.

One lucky winner will receive:

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Blog Friends, what’s your favorite seafood dish?

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  1. Sweet mother of Yum Yum! Must. Have. Now.

  2. Fish tacos are great!

  3. That sub looks great, I just love fish, usually simple with lemon and pepper.

  4. katie klein says

    I love shrimp scampi. Actually I love anything with shrimp or just shrimp lol.

  5. Spicy Baked Tilapia and Truffle Goat Cheese Sub at Work looks fantastic! I must try it.

  6. i love a good clam chowder!

  7. Wow, that honestly looks like a good quality fish sandwich!

  8. Meghan Finley says

    I love their salmon! Thanks for the chance

  9. My favorite is anything involving king crab.

  10. My favorite seafood recipe and dish is Grilled Tilapia. It’s very easy to make and tastes delicious. The only ingredients are basting the Tilapia with Lemon and Butter. It tastes great and is also healthy for you.

  11. Danielle Priser says

    My favorite seafood meal is homemade spicy lime Shrimp Tacos with a homemade citrus slaw.

  12. I used to live in thge Pacific Northwest where most salmon is harvested, so I am always partial to any form of salmon.

  13. I like good cCam Chowder!
    Going to be trying the Spicy Baked Tilapia and Truffle Goat Cheese Sub, and can’t wait!

  14. My favorite seafood recipe is BBQ’d salmon. You make a little dish out of foil and season your salmon and cook it on the grill. It completely takes that fishy taste out, so good!

  15. Grilled fish tacos are one of my favorites.

  16. Bianca Munoz says

    I love all sea food! My favorite is salmon and shrimp. yum,


  18. I love soba noodle salad with tuna. It’s absolutely my favorite dish!

  19. crab cakes are forever my favorite seafood dish

  20. Shrimp Scampi is my favorite seafood dish.

  21. Nancy Loring says

    One of my favorite seafood meals is grilled Tuna. My dad makes it the best. I grew up not far from the ocean and we would catch our own dinner, go clamming, shuck some corn and we were all set.

  22. Baked Cod smothered in melted mozzarella cheese topped with a zany red wine marinara sauce and capers. Serve over pasta. Enjoy!

  23. I’m pretty basic when it comes to seafood because I love the natural taste of sea life. I love baked salmon with salt, pepper, and lemon. I love lobster too when we get the chance to enjoy one!

  24. Grilled Salmon is my FAVORITE. I like to rub it with Chili infused olive oil and sprinkle herbs on it. But Salmon is expensive, and I’m poor. I REALLY like to make “easy” fish taco’s. I like to take fish sticks, bake them up, toss them on a tortilla with salsa, lettuce, onion and cheese and eat!

  25. My favorite seafood dish is teriyaki salmon.

  26. I love grilled salmon.

  27. Deb Jackson says

    I love the grilled salmon with zucchini

  28. chrisjd1116 says

    Grilled halibut is my favorite

  29. A nice Fish Salad!! Yummy

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