Saturday, April 05, 2014

Broiled Tilapia with Garlicky Greens

As it begins to feel more like spring, lighter dishes featuring fish become more and more appealing. This simple preparation of tilapia would be delicious made with any other mild, firm-fleshed fish such as grouper or red snapper. I paired it with baked potato and sautéed kale. Any other dark leafy greens (Swiss chard, for example) are also yummy prepped this way.

Broiled Tilapia
3 lb. tilapia
1/2 c. olive oil
Juice of 1 lemon
1 1/2 tsp. oregano
3 cloves garlic, minced

Season the fish with salt & pepper. Mix the lemon juice, oregano, and all but 1 tbsp. of the olive oil. Pour over fish. Broil on a greased broiler pan until cooked through & flaky, 3-4 minutes per side. Meanwhile, sauté the garlic about a minute in the oil and serve the fish topped with the garlic & oil. Serves 6. 

Garlicky Greens
2 tbsp. olive oil
7 cloves garlic, thinly sliced
2 lb. dark, leafy greens
Hot sauce (I like Louisiana Hot Sauce)
Lemon wedges
Salt & pepper

Rinse the greens well and de-stem. Tear into bite-size pieces. Heat oil and add garlic, cooking about 1 minute. Add greens, tossing to coat with oil. Cook, stirring, 4-5 minutes, over medium-high heat. Season with a little hot sauce, salt, and pepper. Serve with lemon wedges. Serves 6. 

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