Thursday, December 20, 2012

Sauteed Tilapia Fillets with Raisins and Garlic

Serves 2

 This is extremely easy and quick! 


  • 1 jumbo fillet or 2 small ones sliced into strips
  • 1 Tablespoon oil
  • 1 Tablespoon butter
  • ½ lemon, juice
  • 1 small clove garlic, minced
  • 1 pinch paprika
  • Flour, few pinches
  • Salt and black pepper to taste
  • ¼ cup dark raisins


Preheat butter and oil in a large skillet over medium- high heat; add fish, garlic and seasonings. The fillet strips will not take, but a few minutes to cook on each side. Once the fish starts to turn white, flip it, to cook the other side. As soon as the fish is cooked, remove it and set aside. While using the same hot pan, add raisins, 4 tablespoons of water and lemon juice to the pan drippings. Stir in a few pinches of flour then, turn up the heat while frequently stirring, until the sauce starts to boil and becomes thick. Serve over fillets with a side of rice and vegetable medley. I served this fillet with heads of baby asparagus, shaved carrots (Lengthwise with a peeler) and plain white rice. Instead of butter I used Smart Balance Omega Spread, and as usual, Smart Balance Cooking Oil.

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