Here is a very simple dish that absolutely anyone can cook. Not only is this recipe very delicious, it is also light and healthy. It is time that we care more about our health and eating healthy should be included in our top priorities. Fish are a great source of protein. They also are packed with essential fatty acids (EFAs) or the good fats. EFAs are essential to our cardouvascular, reproductive, nervous and immune systems. This is the reason why many doctors and dieticians recommend fish to be included in our diet.
The fish in this recipe is tilapia. You may be more familiar with its other name, St. Peter’s fish. The great thing about this fish is that it has very low levels of mercury so you have nothing to worry about consuming this fish.
St. Peter’s Fish in Butter and Garlic
So let’s start with the recipe. First off, the ingredients.
- St. Peter’s Fish or Tilapia – If you are eating solo, one fish would be enough. If your local fish store sells filleted St. Peter’s fish then you are very lucky. If not, you’ll have to fillet them yourself.
- Garlic – One bulb is more than enough. You’ll probably just use 3 or 4 cloves. You’ll need to mince your garlic.
- Butter – Use only about 2 tablespoons.
- Olive oil – About 2 tablespoons will do.
- Basil – You’ll need about a quarter cup of minced basil.
- Moroccan Argan oil – This would make this fish recipe even healthier and tastier. This oil is packed with Vitamin E and unsaturated essential fatty acids. Since tilapia has only low levels of the essential fatty acid, omega-3, this oil would make up for that fact. An additional nutty flavour from this oil makes this recipe tastier.
- Lemon – You’ll need the lemon juice.
- Salt – To taste
- Step 1. Season your filletes with salt, a tablespoon of the olive oil and half of the lemon juice.
- Step 2. Rub garlic and basil on the filletes. Make sure that you still have some left over garlic and basil for the dip.
- Step 3. Get your skillet and over a medium low heat, start melting the butter. Once melted, add in the remaining tablespoon of olive oil then put in your filletes. Cook them until both sides are brown then set aside.
The Fish Dip
All you need to do is mix the remaining garlic, basil, half of the lemon juice and a drizzle of the Moroccan Argan oil together. You can also melt perhaps half a tablespoon of butter and add it in the mixture. Add salt to taste.
This dish is definitely light, healthy and very tasty! And the bonus part is you will have an easy time preparing this dish!