Tilapia for Company

"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."
photo by Wildflour photo by Wildflour
photo by Wildflour
photo by Carrie September photo by Carrie September
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  • 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.

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  1. Carrie September
    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!
  2. Wildflour
    This was WONDERFUL, Thellie!!!!!!!!!! Absolutely OUTSTANDING!!!!!!!! "Fancy restaurant style"!!!!!!!!! A DEFINATE keeper!!!!!!!!!!! Thanks so much!!!!!!! :)
  3. Peprich
    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.
  4. mootwo
    This is soooo good and I'm not even a big fish person! We halved everything and it worked out great. However, we put the mushrooms in right away to get them a little more cooked.
  5. iris5555
    Very, very good! The bacon adds a nice flavor as does the lemon wine sauce. I forgot to saute the scallions so just scattered them over the top of the fish. Will also have to try this with shrimp! Thank you.


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