Wednesday, April 15, 2009

RECIPE: Tilapia with Lime Butter, Green Beans and Apple Crumble

Tonight was a feast! And it was OH SO GOOD!

Woodrow has never cared for fish, so I never make it. However when we went camping a couple of weeks ago (I haven't posted that adventure on Snoop Dogg yet), I made Tilapia in packets and Woodrow loved it! So I decided to try another fish dish tonight. All of tonight's recipes came from my free Relish subscription that I just won. I'll do a review of them sometime soon. Here's what we had:

Seared Tilapia with Lime Butter
This recipe serves two people

Limes squeezed

2/3 pounds tilapia
1/4 cup panko bread crumbs
1 tbs vegetable oil
coarse salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste

LIME BUTTER:

1/8 cup butter
1/2 shallot, minced
1 1/2 tbs lime juice
1/2 serrano chile, seeded and minced (I used jalapeno instead)
coarse salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste

  • To make lime butter, zest the lime and combine with the butter, shallot, lime juice, chile pepper and salt. Set aside.
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  • Place breadcrumbs in a shallow dish and sprinkle fish with salt and pepper. Roll fish in breadcrumbs.
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  • Heat oil in a nonstick skillet over medium heat, until just smoking, then saute fish, using spatula to carefully turn once, until golden brown and cooked through, about 5 minutes per side.
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  • Serve fish with a dollop of lime butter.
    Tilapia and Beans


Green Beans Gremolata
Serves 2

1/4 pound green beans, trimmed
1 tbs Italian parsley, chopped
1 tbs sliced almonds, toasted
2 tbs lemon juice
1/2 tbs olive oil
coarse salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste

  • Place beans in a medium saucepan and cover with an inch of water. Cook until crisp-tender, about 4 minutes. Drain and immediately add cold water; drain again.
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  • Place beans in a large bowl. Zest lemon over the bowl and add parsley, almonds, lemon juice, oil, and salt and pepper. Toss to combine and serve.
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Warm Apple Spice Crumble

1 20-oz can sliced apple pie filling
1/4 cup golden raisins
1 tsp vanilla extract
3 tbs sugar
1 tsp cinnamon
3 tbs butter, cut into small pieces
1 1/2 cup granola
1/4 cup shredded coconut
1/2 pint premium vanilla ice cream

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  • Place undrained apples and raisins in a buttered 8x8x2 baking dish. Stir in vanilla and sprinkle sugar and cinnamon over apples. Top with butter and sprinkle with granola and coconut.
  • Bake for 12-15 minutes or until apples are heated through and the topping is golden. Serve warm with ice cream.
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So the Apple Crumble was pretty good. Woodrow seemed to really like it. And I liked the green beans, although Woodrow didn't seem especially fond of them. However we both LOVED the tilapia. The jalapeno added some nice heat, the tilapia so mild-flavored that it took on the flavor of the butter with it's shallots and peppers.

All I can say is YUM! This will go on my favorites list!

3 comments:

Neas Nuttiness said...

So now I'm sitting here drooling on myself...wishing that I had eaten with the two of you last night!

Kathy said...

You are quite a cook, Heather!
Thank you for the recipes. I'm pasting to my Evernote.
PS. Tilapia is the only fish the kids don't complain about having to eat ;)

Suburban Turmoil said...

Oooh, I'm bookmarking this for the tilapia recipe. Can't wait to try it!