Prep 15 mins
Cook 10 mins
Prosciutto (Ham) and sage add deep flavor to tilapia, which is a mild fish. Separating the two sides of the fillet helps to keep the thinner part from overcooking.
- 2 lbs skinless tilapia fillets (4 pieces)
- 8 slices prosciutto (not paper-thin, 6 oz total)
- 12 fresh sage leaves (stems discarded)
- 4 teaspoons olive oil
- Cut fillets lengthwise to separate smaller and larger portions, then pat dry and season with pepper. Wrap each piece of fillet crosswise in a slice of prosciutto, leaving ends of fillet exposed if necessary and tucking 1 or 2 sage leaves between prosciutto and fillet (use 1 leaf for smaller pieces of fish).
- Heat 2 teaspoons oil in a 12-inch heavy nonstick skillet over moderately high heat until hot but not smoking, then sauté the 4 larger pieces of fish 4 minutes. Turn over and sauté until just cooked through, about 3 minutes more. Transfer to a platter and keep warm, loosely covered with foil. Wipe skillet clean and heat remaining 2 teaspoons oil, then sauté the 4 smaller pieces of fish, turning over once, until just cooked through, about 4 minutes total.
This is indeed and simple and lovely dish. It was my first time eating tilapia and found it to be a much milder flavor than I was expecting.
EXCELLENT! This is a perfect pairing of flavors. I used fresh sage from my garden and loved the earthy balance it provided to the proscuitto and tilapia. We served this with Garlic Mashed Potatoes (recipe #117510) and Green Beans with Pan-Roasted Red Onions (recipe #143869). Wonderful dinner that will be repeated again. Restaurant worthy!