My parents have a great fish counter at their local market - this past weekend they gave me a care package of tilapia, salmon along with the usual orange and grapefruit from their garden. I found a great, healthy recipe on Epicurious.com for tilapia and it turned out fantastic (I made minor changes)! After a long and busy Tuesday, I was ready to relax with white wine and this dish....
spicy tilapia with pan sauce.
two small slices of tilapia
1 cup cherry (or other small variety) tomatoes
1 garlic clove, minced
2 tbsp chopped kalamata olives
2 tbsp fresh chopped herbs - parsley, basil, oregano or thyme (I used thyme)
juice of 1/2 lemon
pinch chili flakes (to taste)
drizzle olive oil
salt and pepper to taste
Add tilapia to a dish, drizzle with olive oil and add lemon juice, salt and pepper. Marinade 5 minutes. Preheat non-stick pan over medium heat. Add fish and cook 3 minutes per side. Remove. Add herbs, chili flakes and garlic, cook until fragrant (less than a minute). Add tomatoes and olives. Saute 3 minutes, until tomatoes are tender. Remove and pour pan sauce over fish.
As a side dish, I roasted brussel sprouts - saving the leftovers for a salad later in the week!
Suggested wine pairing: Sauvignon blanc or any crisp white wine.