Monday, February 9, 2009

Tilapia with Lemon-Parsley Vinaigrette

I know I have said it before, but I love meals that come together quickly and without fuss. I also love it when that all happens on Monday.

Tilapia with Lemon-Parsley Vinaigrette
4 (6oz) tilapia fillets
flour, salt, pepper
zest and juice of two lemons
1/2 cup parsley, finely chopped
2 garlic cloves, minced
1/3 cup olive oil

In a shallow dish, mix about 1 cup of flour, a pinch of salt and a couple cranks of pepper.
Place a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add a little olive oil and about a teaspoon of butter.
Once hot, dredge the tilapia in the flour mixture and place in the pan. Cook for about 3 minutes a side, or until fish flakes easily with a fork.

Meanwhile, whisk together the remaining 3 ingredients in a small bowl. As you continue to whisk, slowly add the olive oil. You can also combine these in a blender or small food processor if you don't want to have to cut everything up so small....the machine will do it for you.

I like the bite that the lemon juice offers, but you can always add more olive oil to taste.

Serve the fish topped with a little sauce! I like serving roasted potatoes and broccoli with the fish because they too taste good with the vinaigrette. Enjoy!
One note: yes there is a bit of garlic on top of my fish. Even when I have the fastest recipe working my sous chef can still sneak in some chopped garlic of her own!


1freshstart said...

We don't eat fish too often (neither one of us really like it) but I've recently started to like talapia... I might just have to give it a shot. Everything tastes better doused in lemon, right?


Reeni♥ said...

This is so light and refreshing! I love the vinaigrette. Your sous chef is sneaky...

Katherine Aucoin said...

This looks amazing. I was looking for a fish dish for Friday night and this is the ticket!

Candy Girl said...

Looks great and I am always looking for new ways to jazz up tilapia. Thanks!