pan-fried tilapia with tomato-herb sauce
 
cooking time: 20-25 minutes 
 
2 lb.  tilapia fillets, rinsed in cold water and patted dry
4 - 6   green onions, chopped for garnish
4 sprig  fresh parsley as a garnish
2 cup  canned tomatoes, with juice
1 cup  onion, minced
1/2 cup  olive oil
1/2 cup  white wine (or water)
2 Tbsp  butter or margarine
2 Tbsp  tomato paste
1 tsp  minced garlic
1 tsp  dried thyme
1/2 tsp  dried tarragon
1/2 tsp  dried basil
1/2 tsp  hot pepper sauce
  salt and freshly-ground black pepper - to taste
  flour for dredging
  tomato herb sauce*
 
heat a non-stick saucepan over medium heat and add olive oil; dredge 
tilapia 
fillets in flour and put in pan; bring heat to high and cook (about 3 
minutes) each side. remove from heat, drain on paper towels; pour 1-2 
tbsp. 
tomato-herb sauce* over each fillet, garnish with green onions and a sprig 
of fresh parsley. serve immediately. 
 
* to make tomato-herb sauce: melt butter in over medium heat and add 
garlic and onion; cook until soft (do not brown); stir in tomatoes, tomato 
paste and wine (or water), tarragon, thyme, and basil. cook (15 minutes), 
stirring occasionally and seasoning with hot pepper sauce, salt and pepper 
to taste. when cooked, puree briefly in a food processor. 
 
servings per recipe: 4 
 
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(ID: 74703) Mirror: rec.food.recipes: Thu, Feb 24, 2005


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