Occasionally, I like to try to cook something new to eat for dinner instead of cooking the same old boring meal, unless its Taco Night. Taco Night never gets old. Now when I’m lazy which happens a lot after a long day of work, the last thing I want to do is spend time trying to master a dish I’ve never made before. However, today I was walking through Publix, and they happen to making a dish. I was actually in shock because the Publix that I buy my groceries from never has anyone at the Simple Meals Station cooking anything. So I sampled the dish, Tilapia With Lemon Butter Sauce and Angel Hair Fresca. (Sidenote: Tilapia happens to be my favorite fish right now, so I will be talking about Tilapia in future posts.) My taste buds liked it and the fact that the recipe was easy won me over. I also happen to have a few of the ingredients at home already. Publix sells prepackaged frozen Tilapia, this is always good to have around the house when you don’t feel like getting groceries. I do this with frozen shrimp as well. Most fish are frozen and then thawed out anyways, so it doesn’t make a difference unless you fish for you dinner that day. Good luck with that one, well unless you’re a fisherman of course. Publix definitely has quite a collection of recipes to browse through although it helps that they let you sample it there and decide if you like it before you actually cook it.
2 tablespoons fresh Italian parsley, coarsely chopped
1 1/2 lb tilapia fillets (thawed)
1 teaspoon seasoned salt
4 teaspoons flour, divided
Large zip-top bag
3 tablespoons butter, divided
1/4 cup white wine
- Chop parsley; cut lemon in half. Set both aside.
- Check fish for bones (wash hands).
- Preheat large sauté pan on medium-high 2–3 minutes. Place seasoned salt and 3 teaspoons flour in zip-top bag; shake to mix. Add fish to zip-top bag; seal tightly and shake to coat.
2. Place 1 tablespoon butter in pan, then add fish; cook 3 minutes. Add 1 tablespoon butter to center of pan. Turn fillets, using spatula, and distribute butter under each fillet. Cook 3 more minutes or until fish is golden and flakes easily. Transfer fish to serving plates.
Add wine, and remaining 1 tablespoon butter and 1 teaspoon flour to pan; squeeze juice of lemon into pan. Heat and stir 1–2 minutes or until thickened. Stir in parsley and serve butter sauce over fish.
Angel Hair Fresca
8 oz angel hair pasta
2 cups fresh broccoli florets
1 tablespoon butter
1/2 cup sun-dried tomato pesto
- Fill large saucepan half full of water. Cover and bring to a boil on high for pasta.
- Stir pasta into boiling water; boil 1 minute. Stir in broccoli; boil and stir 4 minutes or until tender.
- Drain pasta mixture. Add butter to saucepan, using residual heat to melt butter. Stir in tomato pesto and pasta mixture; toss to mix and serve.
I dedicate this post to Publix Apron’s Simple Meals — thanks for din tonight! Muy delicioso!