February 05, 2015

Pan- Simmered Tilapia


I noticed the other day that I have hardly shared any seafood recipes! I have to admit that we don't eat nearly enough seafood in this house... We go through phases, I guess.

Tilapia is my son's favorite because it's nice and mild; I love it for it's versatility and ease to prepare. (and affordability!) I have fried it, broiled it, baked it, and this time I tried something new! I created a simple and flavorful broth, then added the tilapia fillets and allowed them to simmer in the broth to cook gently. The end result was a tender and flavorful fillet, worthy of a special occasion (or just a delicious family meal!)

Pan- Simmered Tilapia
Serves 4

1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp paprika
1/2 tsp black pepper
4 tilapia fillets
1 large shallot, minced
3 cloves garlic, minced
about 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
1/2 cup low sodium chicken broth
1/3 cup dry white wine
pinch crushed red pepper (optional)

Pat tilapia fillets dry, sprinkle with salt, pepper and paprika; set aside. Add oil to pan over medium heat. Add shallots and garlic, saute until shallots are translucent. Add tomatoes- crush slightly with back of spatula-, broth and wine. Bring to boil, then reduce heat to low and simmer. Add tilapia fillets; simmer for 3-4 minutes. Turn fish over, and continue to simmer over low heat for another 3-4 minutes, or until fish is cooked through. (Flakes easily with fork.)

Serve with quinoa, or rice and vegetable... Enjoy!!

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