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Tilapia al Ajillo (garlic tilapia)
By canarygirl on April 03, 2003

Photo by Cooksci

166 Reviews
Prep Time: 5 minsTotal Time: 20 minsServings: 4
About This Recipe
“You can do this with any white fish, sea bass is great this way. Fish is often served this way in the Canary Islands, though usually it is the whole fish instead of fillets. YUM!”
1 1/2 lbs tilapia fillets
4 cloves garlic, thinly sliced
3 tablespoons olive oil
salt and pepper
lemons, for serving
chopped parsley ( to garnish)
Season tilapia fillets with salt and pepper.
Heat oil in a skillet over medium heat.
Put fillets in first, and when they start to turn color a bit (after 1-2 minutes) add garlic slices.
Continue cooking about 4 minutes or so, then flip fillets.
Fry until cooked through, and fish flakes easily with a fork– this will depend entirely on the thickness of your fillets, so you will need to watch them carefully.
The garlic should turn a dark golden brown, but not be burned, if you notice that the garlic is starting to burn, spoon it over the fish, so it is no longer in contact with the pan.
Serve with freshly squeezed lemon juice and garnish with chopped parsley.

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