Saturday, February 26, 2011

Tilapia with Lemon Butter Sauce

We never cook with fish. This is something we always aim to change. After the simplicity of this recipe, I am interested in trying some more dinners with tilapia. It's affordable and cooks fast which are two weeknight requirements around here. I found this recipe on the blog With A Cherry On Top.

You will need:
*1 lb. tilapia
*3 tablespoon unsalted butter, divided
*Salt and pepper, to taste
*1 teaspoon flour
*1 Garlic Clove, minced
*1/4 cup Chicken Stock
*2 Tsp. Lemon Juice
*1 tomato, diced

1. Pat the fillets dry; season the fillets with salt and pepper.

2. In a large pan, heat 2 tablespoons of butter over med-high heat. Add in the fillets, and sear 3-4 minutes on each side until cooked through. Remove the fillets from the pan and set aside.

3. While fillets are cooking, heat the remaining 1 tablespoon butter over med-high heat in a small sauce pan. Add in the garlic and cook until fragrant. Stir in the flour, and cook for an additional minute. Gradually add in the chicken stock then lemon juice, stirring constantly until a smooth consistency forms. If the sauce thickens too much, add in more stock to get the consistency you prefer.

4. Spoon the sauce over the fillets and top with the diced tomatoes. Serve immediately.

1 comment:

  1. This sounds really good and so simple. Thanks for posting this.