Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Balsamic Brown Butter Tilapia

Fish is great. Cheap fish is even better. We are a fish loving family, heck, we even like those fake orange goldfish cracker snacks. I was working out on our elliptical the other day, while I was watching the Food network...which is kinda counter productive...but let's save that for another day. Anyway, I haven't watched food network in a long time, mostly because of time constraints, but yeah...I admit I was watching Rachel Ray, she made this fish dish and it actually looked good. So, I cut my workout short and headed straight to the grocery store. This was a wicked fast way to cook tilapia, and it was yum. So, if you want a quick and easy meal this week I suggest you hop off the treadmill and head to the store.

Balsamic Brown Butter Tilapia
from Rachel Ray
  • 4 (6 to 8-ounce) tilapia fillets
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
Season the fish with salt and pepper. Dust fish with flour and shake off excess.

Heat 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil in a large skillet over medium high heat. Cook fish 4 minutes on each side. Remove fish from skillet to a platter and cover loosely with foil to keep warm. Reduce heat to medium and add butter to pan. Brown butter, 2 to 3 minutes, stir in balsamic and simmer 1 to 2 minutes to reduce by half. Pour the brown butter and vinegar over fish.


  1. I'm sure it's good if you say so, but everything of RR's that I've tried has been dry and tasteless with the exception of a baked ziti al forno. That was pretty good.

    I would like to cook with more fish so if you say it's tasty, maybe I'll try it.

  2. Yeah, I should have included a disclaimer about Rachel Ray. I agree...most of her recipes that I have tried have been bland and no bueno. I do like her carbonara recipe though, and this one was pretty good too. Overall, I don't like her stuff though. Thanks for the comment!!!