Old favorites

This is one of my husband’s favorite dinners and a great go to meal for a weeknight.  Tilapia is inexpensive (especially when it is on special at Graul’s like it is this week) and this is quick to fix.  We had a little bit of leftover skillet corn which we finished with the tilapia and broccoli.  Samantha has decided that she likes it too so I’ve promised to make another batch this weekend.

Tilapia with Butter Caper Sauce

Per Serving

  • 1 Tilapia filet
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • Salt, pepper and paprika to taste
  • 1 tsp butter
  • 1/2 tsp capers
  • 2 tsps olive oil

Combine flour with salt, pepper and paprika and dredge tilapia filets in flour.  Heat a non-stick saute pan over medium heat and swirl in olive oil.  Brown tilapia 3 – 4 minutes per side.  While cooking fish, in a small sauce pan, melt butter with capers.  When fish is cooked, spoon sauce over fish and serve.

Broccoli

  • Broccoli florets
  • 1 oz. parmesan cheese

Steam broccoli, 5-6 minutes or until tender.  Grate parmesan cheese over broccoli and serve.

easy dinner!

easy dinner!

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What can you do in 15 minutes?

I knew that tonight was going to be hectic.  I had my Thai cooking class, my husband had a meeting and a friend was watching Samantha.  I didn’t know that I was going to get stuck in traffic and I wasn’t going to get home until 6:00.  I needed to have dinner on the table by 6:15.  Fortunately, this dinner can be pulled off in 15 minutes.  I timed it to be sure.   Just a few ingredients and the steps are simple – this is just the thing when you are pressed for time.

Tilapia with Butter Caper Sauce

Per Serving

  • 1 Tilapia filet
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • Salt, pepper and paprika to taste
  • 1 tsp butter
  • 1/2 tsp capers
  • 2 tsps olive oil

Combine flour with salt, pepper and paprika and dredge tilapia filets in flour.  Heat a non-stick saute pan over medium heat and swirl in olive oil.  Brown tilapia 3 – 4 minutes per side.  While cooking fish, in a small sauce pan, melt butter with capers.  When fish is cooked, spoon sauce over fish and serve.

Broccoli

  • Broccoli florets
  • 1 oz. parmesan cheese

Steam broccoli, 5-6 minutes or until tender.  Grate parmesan cheese over broccoli and serve.

15 minute dinner

15 minute dinner

While I was out…

Just because I had book club did not mean that my husband would starve.  I fixed my quick tilapia and oven roasted asparagus for him while I was whipping up my appetizers.  This is one of those great quick weeknight dinners and tilapia is an inexpensive fish!

Tilapia with butter caper sauce

  • 1 tilapia fillet per person
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 TB olive oil
  • 2 TB butter
  • 1 tsp capers

Combine flour and paprika.  Dredge tilapia in flour mixture.  In a heavy pan melt olive oil with 1 tsp butter.  Cook fish about 4 minutes a side.  Meanwhile, melt remaining butter with capers.  When fish is done, pour melted butter caper mixture over fish.

I served it with asparagus that I tossed with olive oil and roasted at 400 for about 6 – 7 minutes.  I added a little bit of Parmesan cheese.