Monday, September 10, 2012

{ Recipe } Tilapia with Arugula & Tomatoes

We enjoy good food around here. Good food that's simple to make and delicious is even better! The last recipe I posted, creme brulee french toast, was a big hit. You don't need to tell your guests how simple these foods are to make either. We can keep it as our little secret.

It's been a while since I made this tilapia with arugula and tomatoes, but I think it's about time I make this for dinner again. Talk about a simple meal that has great flavor and makes for happy tummies. The only thing I'll add to this next time is a side of potatoes.



tilapia with arugula and tomatoes

3 teaspoons olive oil, divided
1 cup grape tomatoes, halved
salt & pepper to taste
5 oz bag of arugula, tough stems removed
1/2 lb. tilapia fillets, pat dry with paper towels
pinch crushed red pepper
1 T flour
1/4 cup dry white wine
1 T capers
1 T cold butter, cut into pieces

1. In a large saucepan, heat 1 t oil over med-high heat. Add tomatoes; sprinkle with salt and pepper. Cook stirring occasionally, until softened. Remove from heat; stir in arugula. Cover.

2. Sprinkle tilapia with salt and pepper; dredge in flour. Heat 2 t oil in large nonstick skillet; cook tilapia for 3-4 minutes per side. Remove from skillet. Keep warm by covering with foil.

3. In skillet, add wine; bring to a boil and reduce by half. Remove from heat, stir in capers. Gradually stir in butter pieces until combined.

4. Serve fish with sauce and tomato mixture.

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See.
I told you this one was simple!

Are you eating anything tasty this week?

7 comments:

  1. Mmmm... I love tilapia! It's one of my favorite fish!

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  2. I've got spaghetti and grilled chicken breast scheduled for this week. But that tilapia might just have to be snuck in there one day. Looks delicious, Ash!

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  3. This looks so good, I can't believe it's that simple! Do you think it would go well with salmon? We have a lot of that hanging out in the freezer...

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  4. This looks so good it makes me want to have it right now!!! I think I may have to make this for dinner sometime this week. :-)

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  5. You want to know the first thought I had, like, before I had even finished reading the title of this post?....

    CAPERS!!!!

    And then, after a few seconds of excitement, I calmed down, defocused from that picture, and kept reading. Oh, how I love capers. So salty. And on tilapia? Never thought of it. This looks delish. Good job. :)

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  6. You want to know the first thought I had, like, before I had even finished reading the title of this post?....

    CAPERS!!!!

    And then, after a few seconds of excitement, I calmed down, defocused from that picture, and kept reading. Oh, how I love capers. So salty. And on tilapia? Never thought of it. This looks delish. Good job. :)

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  7. yum... fish is so good and so easy to make! this dish looks great, healthy and very simple to make at home after a long day of work, could it possibly be easier than take-out?

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