Sauteed Tilapia Fillets with Lime - Just Fish/Seafood Recipes


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Sauteed Tilapia Fillets with Lime

1 1/3 pounds tilapia fillets, abt 1/2" thick
3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
Salt -- to taste
Freshly-ground black pepper -- to taste
1 garlic clove -- minced or pressed
1/2 cup dry white wine
1 tablespoon lime juice
1/2 tablespoon butter
1 tablespoon olive oil
3 green onions -- chopped


Seafood Alternatives: cod, sole, catfish, orange roughy, flounder


Rinse the fish and pat dry. Put the flour on a plate and season it with salt and pepper. Dredge the fillets in the flour, patting to remove excess. In a small bowl, combine the garlic, wine, lime juice and butter, then set aside.


Heat the oil in a 10- to 12-inch frying pan over medium-high heat. Add the fillets without overlapping (you may need to cook in 2 batches). Cook until golden on the bottom, about 3 minutes. Turn the fillets over and cook until opaque through the thickest part, 1 to 2 minutes more. Transfer the fish to a platter and keep warm (cover with foil or place in a 200 degrees oven).


Add the wine mixture to pan and boil, scraping up cooked bits, until reduced by half, 2 to 3 minutes. Stir in the onions and heat on low about 30 seconds. Pour the sauce over the fish and serve.


This recipe yields 4 servings.