A Kitchen Mystery

Today I thought I’d share with you some of the hidden gems in our PopCap kitchen. Since I sit just yards away from our gorgeous 2nd floor kitchen – and the delicious smell of toasted bagels beckoned me when I arrived at my desk – I jumped at the chance to poke around this morning.

Upon opening the freezer door, I found my raison d’être. Eureka!

There, alongside cartons of cheese and chicken burritos and Boca burgers, was a large bag of frozen tilapia loins.

What's that next to the Boca Burgers? Tilapia loins, of course!


Tilapia loins??

Listen, I know what a tilapia is (check out the photo below) and I know what a loin is (uh, sorry, no photos here). I just don’t know how they ended up together. And, just curious, why are they in our freezer?

A tilapia poses for his portrait

Since I work with a bunch of really sharp people I sent an urgent email to my 2nd floor colleagues. Surely someone could help me get to the bottom of this mystery. Here are some of the helpful responses I got:

“Genetically mutated tilapia that have been grown to have legs. Delicious tilapia loins are the end product.”

“Aliens put them there. Obviously.”


Clearly, I’m not the only one confused by tilapia loins because this bag has never been opened. In fact, I just checked the expiration date and it looks like someone might have actually enjoyed eating them a lot more last month than, um, now.

Hmmm...where did we go wrong?

If you’re still reading this, thank you. To show my appreciation, I did a little digging and found a recipe for tilapia loins that’s supposed to be delicious. So the next time you encounter a bag of frozen tilapia loins in your freezer, you’ll know exactly what to do with it.

Now I’m gonna’ go play a game of Feeding Frenzy!

Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Sprinkle your favorite seasoning on the tilapia loins. Add tomato slices, several orange peels and a dab of butter on each loin. Wrap each tilapia loin in tin foil. Bake for 10 minutes. Remove from oven and serve. Enjoy!

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