Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Tilapia with Lemon and White Wine


Growing up I was never much of a fish person. While my dad loved to fish, and still does, the fish we ate was never appetizing. I remember these horrible salmon cakes my parents used to make. I also remember being forced to eat them and hating every second of it. Of course now, several years later, my mom will agree how horrible they were. As an adult I left the fish counter alone unless it was for shrimp. I know they say that fish is good for you, but I just could never get past the “fishy” taste. Finally I decided that I just needed to grin and bare it. It wasn’t going to kill me to eat fish every once in a while right? Each week when I did my grocery shopping, I tried a different fish. I finally decided that fresh tilapia was my favorite. It is a very mild white fish and takes on the flavors of what it’s cooked with. I’ve tried it a few ways now and keep coming back to this recipe. It’s a very quick and delicious was to enjoy fish.

What You Need:

1lb of tilapia filets
1 tbs veg oil
1 tsp butter
1 tsp of garlic powder
1/2 c flour
Juice of 1 lemon
1/2 c white wine
salt and pepper

What To Do:

Heat a large, flat bottom skillet (I like to use my cast iron one) over medium high heat. Meanwhile, season both sides of the filets with salt, pepper and the garlic powder. Dredge in the flour and set aside until your pan is hot. Add the oil to the pan and then your fish filets. Cook for about 3 minutes or so, or until it’s lightly browned on the bottom. Flip the the fillets over and add in the white wine. Cook for about a minute or two or until the white wine has reduced down by 2/3rd. Depending on the thickness of your fillets, they should be cooked through by now, so remove them from the pan to a serving platter. Add the lemon juice and butter to the pan and whisk it together with the reduced white wine. Pour it over the fish and serve.

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