Regal Springs Tilapia "Fishing for Frugal Recipes" contest challenged creative and cost-conscious cooks to devise frugal family meals costing less than $15 to prepare. A team of four Chicago restaurant chefs judged the amateur contest: Tony Priolo of Piccolo Sogno, Roger Herring of Socca, Chris Macchia of Coco Pazzo and Dirk Flanigan of The Gage.

(l to r) Regal Springs Tilapia contest judges Tony Priolo, Piccolo Sogno; Chris Macchia, Coco Pazzo; Dirk Flanigan, The Gage; and Roger Herring, Socca

The winning recipe was Tilapia Tostadas, by Emily Hobbs of Ozark, Mo., which included 1 pound of pan-fried Regal Springs Tilapia served with pineapple salsa. Hobbs was awarded a $5,000 prize for her entry; she plans to put the money toward attending the French Culinary Institute.

In addition to Hobbs' first-place finish, there were five finalists who each earned $150 and a three-month supply of tilapia. There were also five honorable mentions.

For the winning recipes or more information on Regal Springs Tilapia, visit www.regalsprings.com.