What Is a Simple Recipe for Cooking Tilapia?


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A simple tilapia recipe involves seasoning fillets of tilapia with spices and lemon juice. The tilapia is grilled with butter and usually served with a starchy side such as orzo.

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What Is a Simple Recipe for Cooking Tilapia?
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For a simple grilled tilapia dish Food.com provides an easy-to-follow recipe on their website. The ingredients needed for this recipe include 4 tilapia fillets, lemon zest, 1/2 cup of dry white wine, the juice of two lemons, one thinly sliced shallot, a dash of heavy cream, one stick of cubed unsalted butter at room temperature, salt and freshly ground black pepper, 3 tablespoons of olive oil, 1/4 cup of chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley leaves and 1/2 pound of cooked orzo.

To make the lemon butter, stir together the shallot, wine and lemon zest in a small saucepan over high heat. Cook the mixture until it is reduced to half. Remove the saucepan from the heat and allow the reduction to cool. In a small bowl, whisk together the butter, cream and wine mixture, and season with salt and pepper. Refrigerate the butter for 30 minutes.

Meanwhile, pre-heat the grill to the highest setting. Lightly brush the tilapia fillets with olive oil and season them with salt and pepper. Grill each fillet for three to four minutes on each side or until golden brown and somewhat charred. In a bowl, toss the seasoned orzo with 2 tablespoons of the flat-leaf parsley and some of the lemon butter. Remove the fillets from the grill and place on top of the orzo. To serve, drizzle some of the lemon butter on top of the fish, along with the remaining parsley.

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