We always seem to be fully stocked with frozen fish fillets, especially tilapia. I've always had a problem cooking tilapia; it either turns out too dry and/or flavorless. I tried out this recipe for chicken a couple days ago and was so impressed with how tender and moist the chicken turned out! I decided to try it out and adapt it a tad for my tilapia fillets. This recipe worked wonders for this fish, it was perfectly tender with great flavor! Here's the recipe.
You will need:
10 inch Saucepan with Lid
2-4 Tilapia fillets
1 tbsp olive oil
1/2 tbsp butter
1 lemon & 1 lime (or two of either)
Salt & Pepper
1. Generously season the fillets with salt and pepper and set aside. Also set aside enough flour to cover each fillet.
2. Heat the oil over medium high heat. Add the butter. As soon as the butter completely melts, squeeze the juice from one lime and one lemon in the pan and lower the heat to medium.
3. Dredge each fillet in flour, then add to the pan. Heat for one minute on the front side, then flip. Wait about 30 seconds, then drop the heat to low and cover with your lid.
4. Set a timer for 8 minutes and don't open the lid! Not even to peak! After the 8 minutes are up, turn off the heat. Leave the pan on the burner with the lid on and heat off for another 8 minutes.
5. When the timer goes off, open up, make sure the fillets are opaque in the middle and it's time to eat! I ended up making three fillets and using them for fish tacos, which were delish!
Yum! Do you prefer baking, sauteing, or grilling fish? What's your favorite fish to cook?