Brown Butter-Sauteed Tilapia with Pistachios

Recipe courtesy Aida Mollenkamp
TOTAL TIME: 11 min
Prep: 3 min
Inactive Prep: --
Cook: 8 min
 
YIELD: 2 servings
LEVEL: Easy

ingredients

  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 4 (3-ounce) tilapia fillets
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 tablespoon canola or peanut oil
  • 1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 4 thin slices lemon, for garnish
  • 3 tablespoons roasted, salted shelled pistachios, roughly chopped
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      Directions

      Place flour in a shallow dish or resealable plastic bag and season with salt and pepper. Dredge fillets in flour mixture or add to bag, close, and shake to coat.

      Place 1 tablespoon of the butter and oil in a large frying pan over medium heat. When it foams, lower heat to medium-low. Shake excess flour off 2 of the fillets, add to pan, and cook until golden brown and crisp, about 2 minutes per side. Remove fillets to a plate and repeat with remaining fillets.

      Add remaining 1 tablespoon butter and cook until it begins to brown. Immediately remove from heat, stir in lemon juice, and pour over fish. Lay a lemon slice over each fillet, sprinkle pistachios over top and serve with mashed or roasted potatoes and a simple green salad.

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      • on May 10, 2012

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        This recipe was very quick and easy and had great flavor! I skipped the flour to make it even easier. My tilapia fillets were pretty large (6-10 oz, so I just had 2 of them but it was nice because I didn't have to repeat the frying step. The pistachios really make this dish!!

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      • on October 03, 2011

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        My husband and I love tilapia. We tried the recipe with the pistachios and it was very good. A nice light meal. I made a green salad and had crusty bread with it. It is a must have in my recipe box.

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