I feel as though I’ve been in a bit of a cooking slump lately. My family has all been so busy with their own things that we don’t get to sit down for dinner together as much as before. With all of the different schedules and different degrees of “busy” for each family member, sometimes it can be difficult to come up with a meal plan for the week.
However, there’s always one of my “old faithful” recipes that I make when it appears everyone will be available to eat together. I make this super easy and quick pan-fried tilapia recipe that I came up with a few years ago. It’s super simple to make, I just steam some rice and add my favorite vegetable and dinner is served in less than 30 minutes!
Super each, extremely flavorful, not too heavy and everyone loves it! It’s definitely a great recipe to have on hand for a quick family meal!
5 tilapia filets
2 teaspoons lemon pepper
2 teaspoons garlic salt
1 teaspoon smoked paprika
1 teaspoon dried basil
1 tablespoon butter (divided)
1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil (divided)
2 lemons (divided)
Begin by seasoning both sides of each filet and cutting the first lemon into slices to lay on top of each filet.
Heat a pan large enough to fit 5 filets, adding half of the butter and half of the olive oil. Squeezing half a lemon over each side as it cooks.
Once the first side has turned golden, turn over and cook on the other side. Add the remaining olive oil and butter.
Add the lemon slices to each filet once they are almost done cooking, allowing them to sit until the slices soften slightly before removing from heat.
Serve with steamed rice and your favorite vegetable for a simple and easy meal. I love to serve it with my Garlic Parmesan Asparagus for a tasty meal.
PrintQuick Pan-Fried Tilapia
Prep Time: 5 minutesCook Time: 10 minutesTotal Time: 15 minutes
Yield: 5 servingsServing Size: 1 pan-fried t...