First I baked a tilapia fillet. It was frozen, and I was still sick last week and need something easy and quick. I took the frozen fillet out of the freezer, placed it on foil, topped it with a little olive oil, salt, pepper, red pepper flakes, and sliced lemon. I folded the pouch and baked it at 350 F for about 20 minutes. I served this over plain pasta with parmesan cheese.
Not very colorful, but carb-y and delicious
Next up: more Tilapia with Compound Butter. I really don't know why I've never made compound butter before. It is amazingly simple and so good. I add capers, lemon juice, lemon zest, and pepper to softened butter. Then I wrapped the butter in wax paper, formed in a log, and put back in the fridge to harden. While the butter firmed up I dredged the fish in flour and cooked for three minutes per side in olive oil. I then sliced the butter and placed on the fish to melt into a lovely sauce. That's it!
The tilapia was served with sauteed red peppers and a baked potato.
Finally, scallops with the leftover compound butter. I had frozen scallops, and I was trying to figure out how to cook them. The package said I could boil them in the bag. I had water on for pasta anyway, so I threw these in the water. I ate these lovely little scallops with a pasta which I will share on the next post.