Recipe – Tilapia with vegetables in a tequila lime reduction

January 22, 2009 at 8:14 pm Leave a comment

Last day of dinner with Vita for the week was a quick meal. We wanted to go with something quick and fast. So, I made a slight twist on an old standby and made Tilapia with sauteed vegetables in a tequila lime reduction. We punch up our fish a lot with lots of Mexican and southwestern spices, but the recipe is pretty straightforward. Here we go.

Tilapia and veggies in tequila lime reduction

Ingredients:

  • 2 large fillets Tilapia
  • 1 large lime juiced
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 1/4 cup of gold tequila
  • 4 teaspoons southwest seasoning or Cholula dry seasoning
  • 1/2 yellow pepper diced
  • 1/4 red onion diced
  • 1/4 cup of diced cherry tomatoes
  • 1/2 bunch of cilantro finely chopped
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Cilantro, Red Onion, Yellow Pepper and Cilantro

Preparation:
1. Lightly season both sides of the Tilapia Fillets with seasoning.
2. Melt butter in a medium sized skillet over medium high heat and add Tilapia fillets. Cook for two to three minutes and turn fish.
3. Briefly remove the fish from the pan, scrape up flakes and seasoning. Add vegetables and tequila. Simmer for two minutes and return fish to pan. Allow fish to rewarm before removing from heat and serving. Be sure fish is cooked through. It should be fork tender and flaky.

Another incredibly simple recipe that’s really big on flavor. The onions, the lime and the veggies really add something special to the fish. It’s also one of the fastest and most difficult things you can screw up. Goes really well with a rice pilaf or a Spanish rice. Veggies like asparagus or even potatoes are awesome with the lime, tequila sauce drizzled over the top as well.

If you try it, let me know how it goes.

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