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Monday, November 1, 2010

Pan Seared Fish with Tomato and Cucumber Salsa

I know this seems like such a summer meal...and it sort of is.  But I couldn't stop myself from not only making it, but of course posting it.  Here's the way I look at it.  First, I used an English (seedless) cucumber...I can find those all year around at my grocery store.  Second, I used the cherry tomatoes that come in a package...I can find those all year around at my grocery store also.  So, see, this isn't really a summer meal.  Yes, yes, I know it looks like one, but honestly, it's a whenever you want it meal.  But, damn, isn't it pretty???  It was really, really good too.  Fresh, light, flavorful...perfect!

Pan Seared Fish with Tomato and Cucumber Salsa
Adapted from Cooking Light
Printable Recipe 
2 cups cherry tomatoes, quartered
1/2 cup English cucumber, diced
1/4 cup bell pepper, diced (I used an orange pepper)
1 Tablespoon fresh basil, chopped
2 teaspoon balsamic vinegar
1/2 teaspoon lemon juice
salt and pepper to taste
Italian herb seasoning (optional)
1 Tablespoon olive oil
4 tilapia fillets (or any white fish)

Combine first 6 ingredients in a bowl; season with salt and pepper.

Heat oil in a large non-stick skillet over medium heat.  Season both sides of the fish with salt, pepper, and Italian herb seasoning.  Add fish to skillet and cook about 3 minutes on each side or until fish is golden brown and flakes easily with a fork.

Remove from the pan and top with salsa.  Enjoy!

(Nutritional info: 175 calories; 5.3g fat; 61mg cholesterol; 6.5g carbohydrate; 826mg sodium; 25.2g protein)


Big Dude said...

Simple, healthy, and delicious any time of year - you sold me. :-)

Angie's Recipes said...

Jenn, this is one healthy and delicious seafood treat with refreshing salsa aside!

StephenC said...

You know, I haven't cooked any tilapia in a long time. As you know, I'm a catfish kind of guy. But I think it's time to make "Til - apia there was you."

Pam said...

I am loving this recipe! The tomato cucumber salsa would be perfect on fish.

Georgia (The Comfort of Cooking) said...

I always have some kind of white fish in the freezer, and I always need ideas for how to prepare it. Thanks for the delicious and inspiring tilapia recipe, Jenn! Dinner at your house always seems to be something creative and super tasty!

Ma What's 4 dinner said...

Isn't it nice how a fresh little salsa can dress up a dish. Yours just made me super hungry.

Lots of yummy love,
Alex aka Ma What's For Dinner

Andrea the Kitchen Witch said...

That is pretty Jenn! It looks like the perfect antidote to all the halloween candy we've been having here.

OK I've got to buy some tilapia, is uber mild, yes? Turns out my kid loves fish so I have to get over myself. Whats a good 'starter fish'?

Chris said...

I like it, sometimes you have to cook a summer dish during fall just to ward off the seasonal blahs!

Cranberry Morning said...

That really does look like a tasty, light meal, something to counteract all that leftover Hallowe'en candy.