Sunday, April 14, 2013

Brown Butter Tilapia with Basil Bread Crumbs

We have not had fish in so long, like years, so I thought it was time to throw it back into rotation once in a while. Brown butter and basil and unlikely combination...maybe?  But does it work..heck ya!! 

Brown butter goes good with just about anything.  I could probably swim in it!!  I love the crunchy breadcrumb coating, and the basil flavor really isn't too strong because it's dried basil.  Another thing I love about this fish is that it's cooked in coconut oil.  I love the flavor and smell of that stuff and it pairs so well with fish.

It's wonderful how just a few simple ingredients can make a wonderful and uncomplicated dish like this one.  This is melt in your mouth good!

Brown Butter Tilapia with Basil Bread Crumbs
4 fresh tilapia filets
1 1/2 Tbsp. virgin coconut oil
3 Tbsp. brown butter
1/3 cup panko bread crumbs
1 garlic clove, minced
1/4 tsp. dried basil

Add 3 tablespoons butter to a small saucepan.  Heat over medium high heat and continue cooking until butter starts to turn brown and smells fragrant and nutty. Remove from heat.
Add breadcrumbs to a small skillet over medium heat and toast until golden, about 3-4 minutes. Turn off heat and immediately stir in garlic, dried basil and 1 tablespoon of brown butter. Set aside.

Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Season tilapia with salt and pepper.

Melt coconut oil in a large skilletover medium high heat. Add in tilapia and cook 2-3 minutes per side, or until slightly golden or opaque. Remove from heat. Right before serving, drizzle with remaining brown butter and breadcrumbs.

SOURCE: How Sweet It Is

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