Do you like creamy goodness? Do you enjoy a little kick with your meal? Well, then, grab a chair and come sit at our table. This fish turned out to be so wonderful. It was creamy and spicy and melted in your mouth. And let's not forget easy...you know how much I love that in a recipe! Ok, ok, so it's not the healthiest thing I have posted lately, but come on, sometimes you just got to indulge! And indulge is exactly what we did. Decadent .. heavenly ... fiery.... yes, those would be words I would use to describe this dish. Any questions?
Tilapia in Jalapeno Cream Sauce
4 Tilapia fillets
Salt and pepper
1 Tablespoon unsalted butter
1/4 sweet onion, finely diced
1-2 large jalapeno peppers, finely diced
1/2 cup heavy cream
2-3 oz queso fresco cheese
1 Tablespoon freshly chopped parsley
In a heavy skillet, over medium heat, add the butter and the diced onions. Let cook for 5-8 minutes, stirring occasionally, until soft and almost starting to brown. Add the jalapeno and cook another 2 minutes, or until the pepper has softened. Add the cream and bring to a simmer. Add the queso fresco and let melt. Season with salt and pepper.
Pat the fish dry, then season with salt and pepper. Add the fish to the skillet and spoon the sauce over the top. Cover and cook for 6-8 minutes or until the fish flakes easily with a fork - there's no need to flip the fish, just keep spooning the hot sauce over it every once in a while. Sprinkle with fresh parsley and enjoy!