Easy pan-fried Tilapia with tons of colorful bell peppers can make a swift and simple, scrumptious and healthier meal! A excellent recipe if you want to consume far more fish.
I’ve by no means been considerably a fish eater. I grew up on frozen fish sticks and salmon patties and, well, that’s all I have to say about that.
The good news is, Culinary School saves the day. I am now forced to cook factors I would not otherwise cook. Far more importantly, the chef instructors are experts at generating e-v-e-r-y-t-h-i-n-g taste great.
Even tilapia. Specially tilapia.
I don’t always go for fast-and-simple recipes, but when I do, we far better not sacrifice AN OUNCE of deliciousness. This tilapia delivers.
The very first stage to a great piece of sauted fish is a crispy, golden brown crust.
Start by patting the fish dry. If the fish has a lot of moisture on the surface, it’s not going to crisp and brown up the way you want. It will just end up steaming in place.
Paper towels are a very good way to pat fish dry for food safety and ease reasons. Then, adhere to up with some salt and pepper.
Following, get your pan scorching. Sizzling. Oil-is-starting-to-smoke scorching (olive oil gets a pretty lavender hazy-smoke when it’s hot). You can use olive oil or vegetable oil, just not butter (butter will burn).
The tilapia will cook quickly, but don’t move it around in the pan until the crust types. If the fish sticks, your pan may possibly not have been hot enough. Or, you didn’t have sufficient oil. But, you don’t want the fish swimming in oil, both (Poor Pun Club).
Flip the fish once, then reserve in a warm place.
Next up? All the peppers.
I additional plenty of colorful peppers, onions, diced tomatoes, fresh herbs, garlic, lemon juice, and capers. The sauce comes collectively in just a couple of minutes. (You only require 2 peppers complete, but if you want all four colors the way I have it pictured, you’ll naturally use HALF of 4 in a different way colored peppers. Correct? Right.)
Dinner is done quickly, but dinner tastes Wonderful. And that’s what counts.
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