Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Lemony Fish

Yikes! Due to my superb fish fillet flipping skills this dish looked like one hot mess. Instead of fillets I ended up with nuggets. It tasted completely fine. Mr. Lawyer really liked the in your face lemon flavor. I liked the thin crispy bits of fish, they had the best flavor.
Sauteed Tilapia with Lemon-Peppercorn Sauce
(From Cooking Light)
3/4 cup fat-free, less-sodium chicken broth
1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
1 1/2 teaspoons drained brine-packed green peppercorns, lightly crushed (or capers)
1 teaspoon butter
1 teaspoon vegetable oil
2 (6-ounce) tilapia or sole fillets
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons butter
Lemon wedges (optional)
1. Combine first 3 ingredients.
2. Melt 1 teaspoon of butter with oil in a large nonstick skillet over low heat.
3. While butter melts, sprinkle fish fillets with salt and black pepper. Place the flour in a shallow dish. Dredge fillets in flour; shake off excess flour.
4. Increase heat to medium-high; heat 2 minutes or until butter turns golden brown. Add fillets to pan; sauté 3 minutes on each side or until fish flakes easily when tested with a fork. Remove fillets from pan. Add broth mixture to pan, scraping to loosen browned bits. Bring to a boil; cook until reduced to 1/2 cup (about 3 minutes). Remove from heat. Stir in two teaspoons of butter with a whisk. Serve sauce over fillets. Garnish with lemon wedges, if desired.

1 comment:

  1. Lemon on fish...excellent. Nuggest even better. McDonalds hawks them them as McBites.