I hope everyone had a fantastic weekend. Mine, which has extended into Monday, included a girls brunch and Castle marathon, lots of movies, lunch in Hoboken and a simply delish steak dinner at home last night. Needless to say, this morning will be filled with healthy foods and hitting the gym hard. Speaking of healthy foods, today I'm showing off one of my favorite light dinner recipes. It's pan-seared tilapia, and though I'm typically not one for fish unless it's of the shrimp-crab-lobster variety, this recipe has won me over in a big way. Take a look...
Pan-seared Tilapia & Rice
*Adapted from Weight Watchers (yep, and it's one of their better ones)
1 lb. tilapia filets (or any white fish that you prefer)
3 tbsp flour
1 C white wine (any kind you'd drink, I usually prefer Sauvignon Blanc)
1 tomato, any kind, chopped
1/2 tsp dried basil
1 clove garlic, minced
juice of 1 lemon
capers (I like a lot, so no measurement...use whatever you want)
2 tbsp butter or light butter
kosher salt & pepper
In a dish, combine flour, salt and pepper. Very lightly coat filets in flour mixture, shaking off excess. Set aside. Heat olive oil in a skillet, just enough to coat the bottom. Cook filets 2-3 minutes on each side. Meanwhile, whisk together lemon juice, white wine, garlic, basil, capers, and tomatoes. When fish is finished cooking (there should be a nice crispy brown crust on the fish), remove from pan and keep warm (I usually put on a plate and loosely cover with foil). Pour wine mixture into the skillet on medium heat. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly for 30 seconds. Turn off heat, add butter and mix until melted.
In a shallow bowl or small plate, put a scoop of rice on the bottom. Put fish over rice and pour the wine sauce over top. It should look something like this:
So what do you think? Do you ever cook fish at home? I'll admit, I shied away from it for a long time...until I found this recipe of course. Do you have any other fish recipes to share?