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On Sale This Week: Tilapia and Watermelon

17 May 2012  

Tilapai fillets to your table.

On Sale This Week

Frozen Tilapia fillets are a good way to add ecologically sound fish to your diet. It is all farm-raised. Because it is fed on corn, it isn’t as high in omega 3 oils as some fish, but it doesn’t put more pressure on our fragile oceans either. The flesh is very mild, and can take lots of spices. Be sure to thaw slowly for the best texture. Either in the refrigerator or in a basin of cool water will do. Don’t try to store it more than a month or so in your freezer or the delicate fillets will start to become freezer burned, and then nothing can save them. They are perfect for making fish tacos or baking in the oven. They can be grilled, with lots of care, but they tend to fall apart easily.

Comparing Prices this Week

Tilapia Fillets

Fry’s: Kroger brand Frozen Tilapia fillets, 2.5 lb bag for $9,99 (equals 3.99/lb)

Safeway: Farm raised, previously frozen $5.99/lb

Albertsons: Frozen, 1 lb. bags Buy 1 Get 2 Free (equals 2.66/lb)


Safeway: Boneless skinless chicken breasts, $1.99

Albertsons: Buy one, get one free (fresh tray pack, identical items only)

Best Prices on Every Day Items

Milk: Safeway brand $1/57/gal

Bread: Fry’s, Sara Lee, select varieties $1.77

Eggs: Albertsons store brand $.99/dox (as part of the buy 8 item sale)

Best Bargains this Week


Special Sale

Mix or Match 10 participating items, get $4 off plus donate $1 to the USO

  • American Beauty Paste, 16 oz, selected varieties, $.59
  • Ragu pasta sauce $.99
  • Capri Sun or Kool Aide Jammers, 10 ct $1.49
  • General Mills Cereal, selected varieties $1.99
  • Van Camp’s pork and beans, 15 oz can $.29

Meat and Seafood

  • Atlantic salmon fillets, $4.99
  • Boneless brisket, point cut $1.99/lb
  • Boneless half pork loin $1.97
  • Big Steak Sale, bone in, Ribeye, New York, T-Bone 50% off
  • Super lean ground beef, 2 lb chub $3.76


  • Blueberries, blackberries, raspberries BOGO*
  • Strawberries $.88/lb
  • Organic romaine hearts, 3 pack $2.50
  • Vidalia onions $.99/lb
  • Mangoes $.88/each

Other Grocery

  • Kroger Cheese, 6-8 oz, $1.77
  • Klondike frozen treats $2.50
  • Breyer’s Ice Cream $2.50


Special Sales

$5 Friday

  • Peanut butter, Skippy, 40 oz jar $5
  • Hillshire Farms sausage, 31-42 oz, selected varieties $5

4 day sale, Friday-Monday

  • Tomatoes on the vine $.97/lb
  • Ocean Spray ocean cocktail drinks, 64 oz, selected varieties $1.67

Meat and Seafood

  • Safeway brand chicken thighs, drumsticks and leg quarters, fresh $1.19/lb
  • Beef back ribs, previously frozen, bone in $1.29/lb
  • Beef chuck potroast, boneless $2.99/lb


  • Blackberries BOGO
  • Tomatoes on the vine $.97/lb
  • Red Potatoes, Roma tomatoes, Yellow and Green squash $.99/lb
  • Iceberg lettuce $.99/head
  • Texas Sweet onions $.69/lb

Other Grocery

  • 12 pack Pepsi Buy 2 get 2 free
  • Ruffles potato chips BOGO*
  • Quaker Life cereal, 13 oz $1.99


Special Sales

Buy 8 participating items get $4 off

  • General Mills Cereal, selected varieties $1.99
  • Progresso Rich and Hearty soup, $1.79/can
  • Albertsons Big Book of Savings (Prices good through May 29)
  • Crystal Geyser spring water, 24 pk $3.40
  • Tombstone Pizza, frozen 16 to 32 oz, selected varieties $3.99

Meat and Seafood

  • Sanderson Farms fresh tray pack chicken, BOGO* (identical items only)
  • Beef, boneless London broil, round roast or steak BOGO
  • Pork, boneless half loin $1.88/lb
  • Pork, boneless sirloin chops $1.88/lb


  • Seedless watermelon $1.99
  • Cherries, new crop California $4.99/lb
  • Yellow or zucchini squash $.99/lb
  • Cherub or sunburst mini tomatoes, 10.5 oz pkg $2.99

Other Grocery

  • Barilla pasta $1.50
  • Pict Sweet frozen vegetables $1
  • Bob’s Red Mill gluten free products 20% off regular price
  • Doritos, selected varieties, BOGO*


* Buy One Get One Free (equal or lesser value)


Fish Tacos

1 lb. bag of frozen tilapia fillets, thawed
1 cup marinade
1 package of taco shells, or one dozen corn tortillas, or 1 dozen small size flour tortillas
1 jar fruity salsa (like Trader Joe’s peach salsa)
1 avocado, diced
sour cream
shredded lettuce
cilantro leaves

Place the fillets in a gallon sized plastic bag, pour in the marinade, squish around to coat all the fillets with the marinade. Marinate for at least an hour but not more than two, in the refrigerator.

Heat a non-stick skillet with a little vegetable oil.

Remove the fillets from the bag, shaking to remove most of the marinade. Reserve ½ cup of the marinade, discard the rest. Place a layer of fillets in the skillet, do not overlap. Cook on each side only until fish begins to flake and fall apart. Do not overcook. Remove to a bowl. Repeat until all fillets are cooked. Place reserved marinade in the skillet and reduce by half. Add to the fish in the bowl.

Using your fingers or a fork, break up the fish into large chunks.

Assemble the tacos, or let your guests do their own. Place about 1/8th of the fish in each taco shell (or on a warmed tortilla.) Add toppings to taste, finish with fruity salsa.

Serves 4.

Serve with rice and beans or salad

A favorite marinade

Juice of one lemon, one orange and one lime
1 Tablespoon of soy sauce
1 Tablespoon vegetable oil
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1 teaspoon ground coriander
1 teaspoon ground chili peppers (use New Mexico for a mild taste , add a little Chipotle to make it hotter)
2 Tablespoons chopped cilantro leaves
Optional, 1 small green chili, seeded and chopped

(Or instead of the ground spices use your favorite spice mix, such as Penzey’s Arizona Dreaming, adding extra chili to taste)

Mix all ingredients in a bowl, stir well

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