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!
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
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!