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Pan Seared Talapia with lemon herb butter sauce


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  • Ingredients:
  • 2 talapia fillets
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • salt & pepper
  • couscous - cooked
  • Sauce:
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 1 tbsp fresh squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 tsp shallots, minced
  • 1 tbsp chives, finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp dill, finely chopped
  • salt & pepper


Preparation time 5mins
Cooking time 20mins


Step 1

Heat a medium sized saute pan on medium heat until hot. A hot pan will give you the golden color you want on the fish. While pan is heating up, salt and pepper both sides of the fish. When pan is ready, pour in the olive oil just to coat the pan. Lay the fillets in the pan and saute until you see golden-crisp edges (about 3-4 minutes) and flip the fish to cook the other side (3-4 minutes). When done, remove the fish from the pan and place on a paper towel lined plate. Turn the heat down to low and let the pan cool off a little before starting the sauce.
With the pan drippings still in the pan and heat on low, melt the butter and add shallots and garlic. Stir. Sautee for 30 seconds - 1 minute. Take off the heat. Stir in the lemon juice and herbs, adding salt and pepper to taste. Makes just enough sauce to drizzle over two servings.
Place fish over couscous and drizzle with the sauce. Serves 2.
Here's a link to the couscous I used. Bird's Eye Couscous Pasta & Spinach -

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