Golden Tilapia

Total Time:
31 min
Prep:
10 min
Inactive:
1 min
Cook:
20 min

Yield:
2 servings
Level:
Intermediate

Ingredients
  • 1/3 teaspoon peppercorns
  • 1 clove
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 3 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons white rum
  • 1/2 teaspoon grated lemon rind
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 pound whole tilapia, filleted
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons olive or peanut oil
  • 1 1/2 cups julienned mixed vegetables, such as carrots, zucchini, yellow squash, bell peppers
Directions
  • In a dry skillet, toast the peppercorn and clove over medium heat until puffs of smoke begin to appear, about 1 minute. Transfer to a mortar and crush roughly.

  • In a small saucepan, simmer sugar, soy sauce, rum, lemon zest, and lemon juice over medium heat. Add the peppercorn/clove mixture, ginger, and garlic powder, and reduce by half.

  • Remove from heat, strain and let cool.

  • Place the fish fillets in the cooled marinade and let sit for 20 minutes.

  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.

  • Heat a skillet on medium high heat. Remove the fish from the marinade. Season the fillet with salt and pepper. Place the marinade in a small saucepan, bring to a boil, and remove from the heat. Add the oil to the skillet, and saute the fillets for 2 minutes on each side. Divide the julienned vegetables into two piles on a baking pan. Place fillets on the vegetable beds and finish in the oven for 5 to 7 minutes or until done.

  • Brush marinade on finished fish. Serve with vegetables as soon as possible.

Professional Recipe: This recipe was provided by a chef, restaurant or culinary professional and makes a large quantity. The Food Network Kitchens chefs have not tested this recipe in the proportions indicated and therefore cannot make any representation as to the results.


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