Simple Pan Seared Tilapia with Mediterranean Style


In a quest to find a new and delicious way to enjoy tilapia...this recipe came together in moments & proved to be a great dish I recommend you try!  As a big fan of anything with flavors from the Mediterranean, especially when I'm having fish, this dish came from a fridge full of dill, tomatoes, lemons & capers that were calling my name...hope you enjoy!

Mediterranean Tilapia

2 large tilapia fillets (or 4 small ones)
1 C tomates
1 lemon (zest & juice)
2 cloves sliced garlic
2 Tbs chopped dill
2 Tbs capers & their juice
1/4 C water
4 Tbs butter
Olive Oil
Salt & Pepper

Coat your fish in olive oil, lemon zest, salt & pepper.
In a hot pan melt 2 Tbs of butter and sear your tilapia with the sliced garlic cloves.  Cook for 2 minutes per side or until fish is a light brown color.

Next add the tomatoes, capers & their juice, dill, the rest of the butter, and water.  Bring to a simmer and cook uncovered on Medium Low heat for at least 3-5 minutes so flavors absorb & fish cooks through.  Once your fish is flaking on the edges it's usually done!  Taste your pan juice & be sure the seasoning is right...if it's too salty, add more water...too bland, add more caper juice or salt & pepper...you know what you like.

I served this with char grilled asparagus & zested lemon, as well as my nutty rice pilaf!  Such a wonderful dinner & it was all ready in less than 30 minutes!


2 comments:

  1. OK, no laughing, but this would be awesome with catfish, which is easier to find fresh down here. Although, the price has jumped! I love how simple the ingredients are and love roasted tomatoes.

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  2. I am going to share it with my friends and try we will try to cook this kind of recipe! :)

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