Saturday, December 06, 2008

Pan-Seared Tilapia with Citrus Vinaigrette

Oh my gosh. A fish recipe that I LOVED, and it didn't involve curry or breading or anything that would typically cover the flavor of the fish. No, this method of cooking the tilapia actually enhanced the fish but made it not taste like butt. It was delicious. We both loved it. We will definitely make this again, because it is so ridiculously easy and quick and makes such a delicious meal.

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Pan-Seared Tilapia with Citrus Vinaigrette
Cooking Light, January 2008

Cooking spray
4 (6-ounce) tilapia fillets
1/2 teaspoon salt, divided
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, divided
1/2 cup white wine
2 tablespoons finely chopped shallots
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
2 tablespoons fresh orange juice
4 teaspoons extravirgin olive oil
2 teaspoons sherry vinegar

Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Coat pan with cooking spray. Sprinkle fish evenly with 1/4 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper. Add 2 fillets to pan; cook 4 minutes on each side or until fish flakes easily when tested with a fork or until desired degree of doneness. Remove from pan; keep warm. Repeat procedure with remaining fillets.

Add white wine to pan; cook 30 seconds or until liquid almost evaporates. Combine shallots and remaining ingredients, stirring well with a whisk; stir in remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt and remaining 1/4 teaspoon pepper. Add shallot mixture to pan; sauté 1 minute or until thoroughly heated, stirring frequently. Place 1 fillet on each of 4 plates; top each serving with about 3 tablespoons sauce.

Yield: 4 servings

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