We are officially New Englanders now.
With that comes good seafood. Really good seafood. We headed to the store the other day and it was the first time in a long time I saw “fresh (enter fish name) here” <– for a reasonable price. Heck, just wait until we start getting lobsters!
This trip we picked tilapia. It’s a fish that isn’t so new to us. A few months ago we tried Relished Foods and tilapia was on the menu. Actually this recipe is inspired by it. G fell in love and was excited to try it again.
I fell in love with the idea of a compound butter. I have been experimenting since and the flavors that it brings out of the dishes you choose to cook it with are incredible. For this dish I chose red pepper which is super flavorful, adding in some roasted garlic, onion, cilantro, and of course my fav – Kerrygold Salted Butter. The tilapia is a soft fish that absorbs all of the flavors really well. I very lightly breaded it before putting it on the grill pan.
As we sat down to the dinner table, I could tell after the first bite that we had a winner. It was only a matter of minutes before the fish talk started. We declared Fridays, “Fish Fridays”, where we’ll try a new fish every week. Next up is haddock!