Pan-Seared Tilapia With Chile Lime Butter Recipe

Pan-Seared Tilapia With Chile Lime Butter Recipe

Total Time

00:25 mins

Preparation 00:15 mins

Cooking 00:10 mins

Recipe ingredients:

  • for chile lime butter
  • 1⁄4 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped shallot
  • 1 teaspoon finely grated fresh lime zest
  • 2 teaspoons fresh lime juice
  • 1 teaspoon minced fresh serrano chili, including seeds
  • 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
  • for fish
  • 6 (5 ounce) skinless tilapia fillets
  • 1⁄2 teaspoon salt, to taste (i prefer kosher)
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil

Preparation of the recipe:

Make chile lime butter:.

Stir together butter, shallot, zest, lime juice, chile and salt in a bowl.

Prepare fish:.

Pat fish dry and sprinkle with salt.

Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a 12-inch nonstick skillet over moderately high heat until just smoking.

Saute 3 pieces of fish, using a spatula to turn once, until golden and just cooked through, 4 to 5 minutes.

Transfer to a plate and saute remaining fish in same manner.

Serve each piece of fish with a dollop of chile lime butter.

Source: Food.com: Pan-Seared Tilapia With Chile Lime Butter Recipe