Sautéed Tilapia with a Garlic Butter Dijon Sauce

20161207_201532.jpgMy favorite RV meals are ones the don’t require much clean up afterwards. (My wife usually washes the dishes if I cook, so I like to keep her happy with minimal messes.) That particular night, Natalie suggested fish for dinner and pulled out some tilapia fillets that we had in the freezer.

I decided to sauté them, but having never sautéed tilapia before, I turned to Google for help. I noticed that most recipes used oil for the job. I was also bombarded with various seasoning options. After looking at a few recipes, I decided to to see what I had and combine a few to make my own version.

The result was an awesome tasting light meal (if I do say so myself) that took about 15 minutes to cook, including the sides.

  • 4 tilapia fillets
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/4 cup softened butter
  • 2 cloves of garlic (peeled, chopped fine, and crushed with the side of a knife)
  • 1 tbsp parsley flakes
  • 1 tbsp Dijon mustard
  • about 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • pinch of salt
  • dash of pepper
Utensils and cookware to have on hand:
  • frying pan
  • spatula
  • spoon or small rubber stirring spatula
What to do:
  1. Mix butter, garlic, parsley, Dijon mustard, lemon juice, salt, and pepper in a bowl, and stir with a small spatula or spoon until combined. Set aside.
  2. Heat the oil in the pan on medium-high heat.
  3. Place the fish in the pan and sauté in the oil until the fish is mostly done. This will be about 4 or 5 minutes.
  4. Using a spatula, turn the fillets over. Depending on how “soft” your butter mixture turns out, pour or spread the mixture over the fish.
  5. Allow to finish cooking, about 2 minutes, while the butter mixture soaks into the fish.
  6. Enjoy with your favorite side dish(es)!  We ate our tilapia with macaroni and cheese and a salad!

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