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Pan-seared Tilapia with Lemon Dill Sauce

  • Servings
  • Hands-on time
  • Total time
  • Budget
  • 4
  • 30 min
  • 40 min
  • $$
Gatheredtable
adapted fromJessica Gavin Blog

Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup minced shallots
  • 1 lemon, zested and juiced
  • 3 tablespoons chopped fresh dill
  • 1 pound tilapia fillets
  • sea salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1 cup dry white wine
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, cut into 1/2 inch cubes, chilled, plus 1 tablespoon

Directions

Prep: 1. Mince shallots. 2. Zest and juice lemon. 3. Chop fresh dill. 4. Season each side of the fish fillets generously with salt and pepper. Make: 1. In a small sauce pan, heat wine and shallots over medium high heat, until reduced to 2 tablespoons, about 12-15 minutes. 2. Turn off the heat. Gradually add each cube of butter into the reduction, whisking each piece to create a thicker sauce. 3. Add the chopped dill, lemon zest and lemon juice into the sauce, whisking to combine. Taste the sauce and season with salt as needed. Set sauce aside. 4. In a large saute pan, add 1 tablespoon of butter and heat over high heat. 5. Carefully add each fish fillet to the pan, reduce heat to medium high and cook for 4-5 minutes on each side. 6. Serve with sauce.

Notes

This is great with any white fish. Check out our tips for buying and cooking fish here - http://blog.gatheredtable.com/2015/06/21/a-beginners-guide-to-how-to-buy-and-cook-fish/ Looking for a good substitute? Many fish types are extremely versatile, check out our recommended substitutions here - http://blog.gatheredtable.com/2015/06/21/recipe-hacking-how-to-substitute-different-types-of-fish/

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