Wednesday, April 28, 2010

      I love to cook fish.  And my kids really enjoy eating it.  Since I made this recipe, they do not complain about what's for dinner.  I try to choose any white fish fillet, soft in texture and big in flavor.  I know many of you might not even consider tilapia, but I found out that it is the perfect type of fish for my next recipe.  My in laws recently had a try at it, and Fresh Tilapia dressed in lemon sauce is a regular at their weekly dinners.  And now I recommend that you give it a try too.

Fresh Tilapia Dressed in an Exquisite Lemony Sauce

  • 4 Tilapia fillets
  • 1/4 cup of olive oil
  • 1/2 cup of flour
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • A dash of Spanish paprika (pimenton dulce)
  • Salt and pepper to taste
     First clean the fillets under running water and pat dry with a paper towel.  Add salt and pepper to them and set aside while you season the flour.  In a plate, I prefer a plastic one that I can throw away easily, mix the flour, a dash of paprika, a little salt and pepper.
   In a frying pan add 1/4 cup of olive oil and wait until the oil heats up under medium heat.  Meanwhile, dip each fillet in the flour mix, shaking off any excess.  We just want the fish, lightly coated.  When the oil is ready, start frying the fish, always under medium heat, to prevent the flour from burning.  Turn the fillets over when the edges look golden brown.  Cook slowly.  Let it sit in a serving plate until all the fish is cooked.
    In the remaining oil, saute the sliced garlic.  Just when the garlic is golden brown pour the lemon juice, and let it simmer for about 40 seconds to a minute.  Strain this sauce and pour over the Tilapia.  The dish is ready to eat.  Accompany it with a healthy salad and a side of mashed potatoes.  You are too going to love it.  Que aproveche!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hola Naty:
Lamento no haber estado alli ,para asi haber podido degustar ese exquisito platillo de la tilapia en salsa de limon.Pero se por referencia que es fabulosamente rico,de buen gusto y ademas super sanito.Gracias,y sigue con tus creaciones.

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