I’ve been eating far too much fish this summer.
Sushi, sashimi, tuna & catfish…mmmm. So good.
Unfortunately, it’s all been from a restaurant! I’ve never really cooked fish before…not in paper, not grilled or fried. The extent of my fish cooking at home has been emptying a can of tuna to make tuna salad, of which I eat almost everyday for lunch.
I found an insanely good deal at Crest the other day on tilapia…I know, not the best fish in the world but it sure is versatile. And for $5 for 2 pounds?! Definitely worth it.
I had just written down a cod recipe from a Taste of Home cookbook I had scored at an antique store (again only $5!) and decided to tweak it a bit to get this tasty, flaky fish dish with a fragrant, sweet sauce. It was incredibly simple to make, and only took about 15 minutes in total—prep to serve!
Broiled Tilapia with Honey-Tarragon Sauce
- 4 tilapia fish fillets
- 1 TBS. Corn starch
- 1/2 cup cold water
- 1/2 cup honey
- 1/4 cup white wine
- 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
- 1/2 tsp grated lemon peel
- 2 TBS. Fresh minced tarragon
- Place fish in lightly greased baking dish. Season with salt and pepper, sprinkle 1 TBS. Of tarragon on top. Turn oven to broil, and broil fish four inches away from heat for 8-10 minutes or until fish flakes easily with a fork.
- Meanwhile, in small saucepan whisk cornstarch and water until smooth. Stir in honey, wine, lemon juice & lemon peel. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly for 3-4 minutes or until thickened. Remove from heat and stir in tarragon.
- Pour sauce over fish and serve!
This is an excellent weekday dinner…so simple and yet so elegant! You could also use cod or red snapper instead of Tilapia. Enjoy!
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