Thursday, June 17, 2010

PPP Recipe - Fried Tilapia Fillets & Strawberry Spinach Salad

Time for another PPP Recipe! We have this lovely dish at my house on a regular basis and it never disappoints, so. Without further adieu, I present:
Fried Tilapia Fillets with Lemon, Wild Rice & Strawberry Spinach Salad

Fried Tilapia Fillets with Lemon
(I know you're thinking, "FRIED?! HEALTHY?!" but 4 tablespoons of Olive Oil to 4 fillets is only one tablespoon per person. Not too shabby!)

4 Tbsp olive oil
1-2 lemons (for zest & juice)
4 Tilapia fillets
2 Tbsp butter (or Butter Buds, flavor sans the fat)
4 Tbsp flour
2 Tbsp finely chopped parsley
4 sprigs of parsley

Zest one of the lemons with a fine grater (we use a Microplane Zester, they are FAB). Then cut 4 slices of lemon for a garnish & squeeze the rest to add at the end of the cooking process with the parsley & butter. Rinse each fillet with cold water & then pat dry with a paper towel. Then lay them on a plate & sprinkle flour & salt & pepper over one side of each of them. Distribute half of the lemon zest over one side of the fillets. Heat olive oil in a large frying pan on stovetop. Fry the fillets on one side until lightly browned. Turn over, sprinkle the second sides of the fillets with more flour, salt & pepper and the rest of the lemon zest. Continue frying until done to an internal temperature of 145°. Add the lemon juice, the butter & finely chopped parsley. Arrange the fillets on a serving plate & garnish with the lemon slices and sprigs of parsley.
Strawberry Spinach Salad
All you need is spinach, sliced strawberries, sliced toasted almonds and Brianna's Poppy Seed Dressing. Just toss it together and POW you have a delicious, crisp, fresh salad. The picture shows that we had candied pecans instead of almonds and added blueberries, but I like it a lot more the other way. So, there are two options.
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Bon appetit!


Jessica Leigh said...

We had a summer dessert and salad potluck for R.S. this week - and that's the salad I took! Right down to the Brianna's (BEST poppy seed dressing... definitely...)

Mind you I candied my almonds...

Audrie said...

Oooh!!! I've had that whole meal and it is delicious!!! I love it all. [:


tscotriverside said...

it's 9am and i'm craving that meal. it looks amazing, i don't think i would mind having it on a regular basis.