Thursday, February 24, 2011

Tilapia Made Simple

Dinner Tonight: Tilapia, Fried Potatoes, Steamed Broccoli, Salad
Inspired by daughter, a chef in training, I kept the fish preparation simple. She was telling me about the mahi-mahi she prepared yesterday that was simply brushed with olive oil, sprinkled with salt and pepper and grilled. "It was amazing", she told me. I'm sure she had fresh fish to start with which always makes a difference, something that's in short supply here in Idaho. I find that Costco frozen fish is generally high quality. Tonight, my critic pronounced the fish pretty good. That is success in my book.

Note that I did not give amounts...this is one of those meals that expands based on how many you are cooking for. In this case I used 3 tilapia fillets (one leftover for Clark's lunch tomorrow), 4 small potatoes, 1/2 onion, 1/2 green pepper and a small head of broccoli.



Ingredients

Tilapia fillets
flour, salt, pepper
butter, olive oil
Potatoes. diced
Onion, diced
green pepper diced
Broccoli
lemon


Directions:

1)In a skillet, heat butter and oil until hot and add potatoes, onions and peppers. Cook until potatoes are tender, 15-20 minutes, stirring occasionally.
2) Lightly coat the thawed Tilapia fillets in flour and sprinkle both sides with with salt and pepper.
2) Melt butter and small amount of olive oil in another skillet. When hot, place fish in pan and cook about 8-1o minutes flipping half way through. Fish should be flaky. Squeeze  fresh lemon juice  over the fish and serve.
4) Place Broccoli in pan. Cover bottom with water. Cover pan and heat until boiling. Simmer 3-4 minutes until broccoli is crisp/tender.

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