Saturday, June 4, 2011

Pan-seared Tilapia with Jalapeno-Lime Butter


A friend of mine gave me a goodie-bag full of home grown cherry tomatoes and jalapenos yesterday.  Score!  The tomatoes didn't last long around me.  (If you have never eaten a home grown tomato, you are missing out!)  I concocted this jalapeno-lime butter to dress up seared tilapia, and it was a big hit. 

I've got 3 jalapenos left- any ideas?

Seared Tilapia

*  Gluten-free diners should double-check their seasoning for gluten sources.

INGREDIENTS
1 tbsp olive oil
4 tilapia fillets
Salt and pepper (or Cajun seasoning if you're feeling spicy!)

DIRECTIONS
1.  Pat fillets dry with a paper towel and season on both sides with salt and pepper.
2.  Heat the olive oil in a skillet over medium heat.  Add the tilapia and cook until the fish flakes easily with a fork, about 3-4 minutes per side.

Jalapeno-Lime Butter
An Ommy Noms Original

INGREDIENTS
1/2 stick butter, room temperature
1 jalapeno pepper, finely diced
Juice of 1/2 a lime

DIRECTIONS
1.  Combine all ingredients in a small bowl.  Dollop onto seared tilapia fillets.
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