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Sauteed Tilapia with Lemon-Herb Glaze

Sautéed Tilapia with Lemon-Herb Glaze
Serves 4
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This healthy, flavorful, fast treatment makes just about any fish glorious, especially a mild-mannered one like tilapia. Serve with brown rice or whole-wheat pasta and a colorful salad or green vegetable. (And yes, you can eat the lemon slices—they’re not just a pretty garnish.)
*Note: I served the tilapia with zuccini squash and a hearty, 100% whole grain bread loaf.

1 large lemon
2 tablespoons olive oil
4 tilapia fillets, about 1½ pounds
2 large garlic cloves, minced
½ cup reduced-sodium chicken or vegetable broth
2 tablespoons sliced Kalamata or other flavorful olives
1 tablespoon fresh oregano leaves, or 2 teaspoons dried

Cut lemon in half. Squeeze juice from one half and reserve. Thinly slice remaining half.

Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add 2 fillets and cook, turning carefully, until browned on both sides and barely opaque in center, about 3 minutes. (*Note: I could fit fillets in my skillet at the same time)

Transfer to a warm plate and repeat with remaining fillets.

Return skillet to heat and add garlic. Cook, stirring, just until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Stir in lemon juice and slices, broth, olives, and oregano and cook until lemon slices are soft and sauce has thickened to a glaze, 3 to 5 minutes.

Return all the fillets to pan to coat with glaze and warm through. Serve immediately, topped with lemon slices.

And ta-da! You're done :) *Note: Don't mind my plastic plate - it was just the first thing I grabbed to put the dinner on!!

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xkellyx xkellyx 8 years
that looks lovely
bingkaycoy bingkaycoy 8 years
I love fish esp. tilapia. I used to grow up eating smoked tilapia all the time. And my husband has a recipe for this ----breaded tilapia---not with bread crumbs but Rice Krispies topped over pansit (Asian thin rice noodles) with cabbage, snowpeas, carrots and onions. Thanks for sharing. "Delight yourself in the Lord and He will give you the desires of your heart"
purrrkitty purrrkitty 8 years
Just had baked tilapia. Will try ur dish the next time i have tilapia. thanks for the great posting.
pebby01 pebby01 8 years
thanks for posting this!! i made it tonight and it came out soooooooooo good, i'm definitely going to make it again!! :) :)
Eya Eya 8 years
mmm wanna taste some :)
tshellyedwards tshellyedwards 8 years
Thanks, ladies! It really is super delish :) And what I love most about it is that you can make it fairly quickly - which is wonderful when you have a busy life like me ;)
issarocks issarocks 8 years
YUM!! I'll definitely make this!
Community-Manager Community-Manager 8 years
That looks great! I love tilapia!
kiwitwist kiwitwist 8 years
looks great!
ohohmommio ohohmommio 8 years
Wow! This sounds delish..... :FEEDME:
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