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Sunday, April 7, 2013

Tilapia with Lemon Sauce

Delicious, healthy and simple dinner
Source: Adapted from I Was Born To Cook

Taste: 4 (out of 5)
Difficulty: 1 (out of 5)

Ingredients:
- 4 tilapia filets
- 1 onion, chopped
- 2 tbsp butter
- 2 tbsp brandy
- 1 cup light sour cream
- 3 tbsp fresh lemon juice
- 1 tsp freshly grated lemon peel
- salt and pepper
Total: 4 servings

Directions:
1. Melt 1 tbsp of butter in a medium sized saucepan and saute the chopped onion stirring from time to time until until transparent, about 10 minutes.
2. Add the brandy, increase the heat and bring to boil. This will happen very quickly because there is very little liquid. Reduce the heat to medium and cook until brandy is almost evaporated.
3. Reduce the heat to low, add the sour cream and the lemon juice and peel, and stir until the sour cream is warm but not boiling.
4. Reduce the heat to the lowest possible setting to keep the sauce warm and make the fish.
5. In a large skillet melt the remaining butter on medium high heat. Add tilapia filets, season with salt and pepper and cook until nicely browned for about 3-4 minutes on each side.
6. To serve top the fish with the sauce and serve additional sauce on the side.

Afterthoughts:
- The sauce is wonderful, a little sour and lemony and pairs perfectly with the fish. And it is so simple to make. Goes well with roasted veggies of your choice.
- This post was my SRC assignment. Just in case you don't know yet, SRC, or the Secret Recipe Club is a group of over a hundred food bloggers, who are assigned a "secret" blog each months. Then they choose a recipe from that blog, make it and post it on their own blog on a given reveal day. Then there is a big party, where you hop from one blog to another and check what everyone's been cooking. Lots of fun! And terrible for your diet ;-) I want to thank Amanda, Jane and April for making it all possible!
- This month my assigned blog was a real treat - Melissa's site I Was Born To Cook is full of wonderful simple recipes. Many are Greek or Italian, but I think anyone can find recipes to their taste. I got so excited, that I changed my dinner plans and made the SRC recipe on the same day. In fact, I made 3 recipes from Melissa's blog on the same day ;-). I also made her Buttermilk Ranch Dressing (YUM!) and her Garlic Bread (YUM-YUM!). So I owe Melissa a triple Thank you! I will be visiting her blog much more and so should you :-).




19 comments:

Lisa said...

I think I eat tilapia at least once every two weeks. Your tilapia looks beautiful and perfectly cooked. I have got to try that sauce..like tonight!

Melissa @IWasBornToCook said...

I'm glad you enjoyed it, as well as the dressing and the garlic bread! I'm honored x3 ;)

Nichole L said...

Looks beautiful. I wish my husband would eat tilapia, this is my favorite way to serve it.

Camilla Mann said...

Nice job. Tilapia is not our favorite fish, but I will give another fish a try with your sauce. Thanks for sharing with the SRC.

Anonymous said...

I love lemon on fish, so this sounds fantastic. Too funny how you made three of Melissa's recipes in one day!

#4

Stephanie said...

Sounds good-- I can only imagine how delightful it was with the garlic bread.

Lisa said...

That must have been sensational. Nothing like a delicious fish dinner.

Isabelle @ Crumb said...

I've been trying to eat more fish lately, so this recipe sounds like a real winner... citrus and white fish always go together so well, after all. Great pick!

Lisa~~ said...

Lemon and fish, a perfect pairing.

If you haven't already, I'd love for you to check out my SRC entry: Laura Goodenough's Apple Coffee Cake

Lisa~~

Kate | Food Babbles said...

This looks like such a light, flavorful, healthy meal. I love tilapia and this sounds delicious!

chitchatchomp@yahoo.com.au said...

I've never heard of Tilapia fillets before - will have to take a closer look.
Unfortunately my post missed the blog hop due to tech issues…argh..here is the link as I'd hate for people to miss seeing Aly's recipe and her wonderful blog - http://chitchatchomp.blogspot.com.au/2013/04/secret-recipe-club-april.html

Kirstin said...

Yummy! I really like Tilapia. Great choice. I'm a fellow SRC member, group D

Lisa said...

Thank you so much for the heads up about my post not linking! I emailed April and she fixed it. :)

sarah k @ the pajama chef said...

oh yum! i'd love some tilapia like this for dinner. great SRC pick!

Pola M said...

I love how firm this tilapia looks! Must be a great meal!

Elizabeth said...

Yum- great SRC pick!

Spicie Foodie said...

We love Tilapia and with lemon sauce it's great. I've never tasted a sauce like this one. The brandy addition sounds delicious. Thanks for sharing.

Spicie Foodie said...

We love Tilapia and with lemon sauce it's great. I've never tasted a sauce like this one. The brandy addition sounds delicious. Thanks for sharing.

Jocelyn said...

Tilapia is the one fish we will eat...I will have to try this recipe for sure!!!