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Vietnamese Tilapia with Turmeric and Dill

A killer savory marinade of shallots, fish sauce, toasted sesame oil, garlic, and turmeric permeates the fish and offers it a beautiful golden coloration. while you sear the fish in a hot-hot pan (go for stainless-steel or forged iron right here), it gets extraordinarily browned.

Vietnamese Tilapia with Turmeric and Dill
Vietnamese Tilapia with Turmeric and Dill

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup sliced shallots
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh dill
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1 tablespoon grated peeled fresh ginger
  • 2 tablespoons fish sauce
  • 1 tablespoon dark sesame oil
  • 1 teaspoon ground turmeric
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 4 (6-ounce) tilapia fillets, each cut into 4 pieces
  • 2 tablespoons peanut oil
  • Cooking spray
  • 4 cups vertically sliced sweet onion
  • 1/2 cup torn fresh dill, divided
  • 4 green onions, cut into (2-inch) pieces
  • 1 tablespoon lower-sodium soy sauce
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 1/4 cup unsalted, dry-roasted peanuts, crushed

How to Make It

Step 1

Combine first 8 ingredients in a large bowl, stirring with a whisk until smooth. Add fish; toss to coat. Cover and chill 2 hours.

Step 2

Remove fish from marinade; discard marinade and solids. Combine fish and peanut oil in a bowl; toss to coat.

Step 3

Heat a large heavy skillet over high heat. Coat pan with cooking spray. Add onion, 1/4 cup dill, and green onions; stir-fry 3 minutes. Add soy sauce and sugar; stir-fry 1 minute. Arrange onion mixture on a platter. Return pan to high heat. Add half of the fish to pan; cook 3 minutes. Turn fish over; cook 1 minute or until fish flakes easily when tested with a fork. Place fish on a platter over onion mixture. Repeat procedure with remaining fish. Sprinkle with remaining 1/4 cup dill and peanuts. Serve with lemon wedges.

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