Prep 5 mins
Cook 20 mins
This is an easy yet "fancy" look for tilapia. The original recipe called for 1 1/2 lbs. shrimp instead of fish fillets. I served this w/cheese grits, yellow squash and green salad.
- 4 tilapia fillets
- 6 slices smoked bacon
- 3 tablespoons olive oil
- salt and pepper
- 1 tablespoon garlic, minced
- 3 tablespoons white wine
- 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice (1/2 lg lemon)
- 1 cup scallion, thinly sliced
- 2 cups white mushrooms, sliced (optional)
- Cook bacon in large skillet 'til crisp. Approximately 5 minutes. Remove and chop.
- Reserve 1 Tbl of bacon grease in skillet.
- To hot skillet add olive oil; then fish (two fillets at a time, keeping first two warm).
- Cook 2 or 4 minutes. Turn fish after salting and peppering first side.
- Fish is done when it can be flaked w/fork.
- Add garlic, bacon and mushrooms (if using). Toss to coat.
- Add wine and lemon juice.
- Return first fillets to skillet.
- Add scallions last 20 seconds.
- Arrange fillets on a platter or individual plates and spoon sauce, scallions over.
This is wonderful! I have made it 3 times now and will continue to make it. Even the fish haters in my family have tried it and liked it! I uploaded a couple of photos of tonights dinner. Garlic and olive oil sauteed spinach and couscous made a wonderful bed for the fish and sauce. We have had it with rice pilaf as well and like that better than the couscous because there is a little more flavor but ultimately it's the fish that makes this dish! YUM!
This was WONDERFUL, Thellie!!!!!!!!!! Absolutely OUTSTANDING!!!!!!!! "Fancy restaurant style"!!!!!!!!! A DEFINATE keeper!!!!!!!!!!! Thanks so much!!!!!!! :)
Our family really enjoyed this tilapia -- very flavorful. I used 1 minced shallot instead of the scallions. I sauteed the shallot and garlic before returning the bacon to the sauce. We had no mushrooms on hand, so did not use them.