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Pan-Seared Tilapia with Citrus Vinaigrette

To put together this easy tilapia recipe, definitely sear the fish in a skillet, then top with a citrusy white wine-shallot sauce. Sherry vinegar is mildly acidic. If you can’t find it, substitute white wine vinegar.

Pan-Seared Tilapia with Citrus Vinaigrette
Pan-Seared Tilapia with Citrus Vinaigrette

Ingredients

  • Cooking spray
  • 4 (6-ounce) tilapia fillets
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt, divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, divided
  • 1/2 cup white wine
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped shallots
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons fresh orange juice
  • 4 teaspoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons sherry vinegar

How to Make It

Step 1

Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Coat pan with cooking spray. Sprinkle fish evenly with 1/4 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper. Add 2 fillets to pan; cook 4 minutes on each side or until fish flakes easily when tested with a fork or until desired degree of doneness. Remove from pan; keep warm. Repeat procedure with remaining fillets.

Step 2

Add white wine to pan; cook 30 seconds or until liquid almost evaporates. Combine shallots and remaining ingredients, stirring well with a whisk; stir in remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt and remaining 1/4 teaspoon pepper. Add shallot mixture to pan; sauté 1 minute or until thoroughly heated, stirring frequently. Place 1 fillet on each of 4 plates; top each serving with about 3 tablespoons sauce.

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