Friday, August 1, 2014

Lemon Tilapia

Fish is an easy dinner.  I typically serve it on Monday (sometimes other days as well), so I don't start the week feeling weighed down by cooking.  I stumbled upon this idea a couple of weeks ago, and it has been a big hit.

Have you ever seen this product?  I ordered it online, and can assure you that much more will be coming to my house.  It's great in this recipe.


LEMON TILAPIA

1 pound tilapia filets
2 tbsp butter
lemon pepper
1 cup water
2 tsp clam base
1/2 cup cold water
2 tbsp cornstarch

Spray a skillet, melt the butter over medium high heat and place the tilapia in the melted butter.  Sprinkle generous amounts of lemon pepper over the fish (no salt, because lemon pepper contains salt), and cover to cook for a couple of minutes, until the edges of the fish are white.  Flip the fish, sprinkle with lemon pepper again, cover and cook until done.  Remove to a plate and place the pan lid over the fish to keep it warm.

Add 1 cup water to the skillet and stir to loosen any fish stuck to the bottom of the pan.  Stir in the clam base, and heat to a simmer.  Whisk the cornstarch into the cold water, then whisk it into the pan; cook, stirring constantly, until it thickens.  Return the fish to the pan, heat through, and serve over rice.

Have a great weekend, everyone!

11 comments:

Big Dude said...

I use beef and chicken base regularly but had not seen the clam version. Much better than jars of clam juice and it will be going into our pantry/frig soon.

Pam said...

I love their chicken base but haven't tried the clam base. The tilapia looks healthy and delicious.

Shelby Law Ruttan said...

I absolutely love Better than Boullion. It is all I ever use and have about 4 jars of different flavors in my fridge all the time. :)

Rhodesia said...

Now if only we could buy clam base here :-)) Have a good Sunday Diane

Sue said...

We both love fish but I almost never cook it at home because of the smell. I'd rather order it out.

~~louise~~ said...

Fish is an easy dinner, Marjie. Unfortunately, I need to learn more about good fish and not so good fish. I made shrimp the other night thinking we were eating healthy only to learn that shrimp are not cholesterol friendly. UG, so confusing!

This sounds like an easy and yummy way to prepare fish. I've seen Better than Boullion in the store before but assumed it was probably laden with salt. I'll have to check it out. Thanks for sharing, Marjie...

Miriam in KS said...

I had the turkey base version of Better than Boullion on hand at Thanksgiving last year. BEST stuffing ever using it instead of adding chicken broth to our limited turkey broth! (I have got to write down how my mother-in-law makes this stuff! I buy the ingredients. She makes it. Every year.)

Mae Travels said...

Sounds as if I'm in the majority here: I've used "Better than Boullion" off and on for years. Local grocery has beef & chicken, but I doubt if I could ever use a whole jar of clam flavor in this lifetime.

altadenahiker said...

This looks within my range. I might try it this week.

grace said...

i have prepared fish exactly zero times but i've decided to begin trying. i've been thinking i'll start with tilapia!

Nichole Burke said...

I'm not a huge fan of lemon pepper, but I do love tilapia!