Wednesday, January 21, 2009

For Mike

This Recipe is especially for my Brother-In-Law Mike. Stewart and I LOOOOVE this recipe. We love the sweet & sour of balsamic and it has an amazing flavor once it is reduced down to a thick sauce. To be honest I dont know how P90X worthy this is, because there is butter in it. The sauce is way too yummy to have a drizzle and it is soooo good with the mashed potatoes, so you need to double it. Ok, so lets get down to it this is not P90X worthy at all, but, you gotta have an amazing Tilapia recipe, right Mike? I'll post a healthy recipe later. Here is my Fav!

Tilapia with Balsamic Butter Sauce, Thyme Mashed Potatoes, and Sugar Snap Peas

Thyme mashed potatoes
3 pounds russet or Yukon Gold potatoes, peeled, quartered
4 1/2 tablespoons butter, room temperature
6 tablespoons (or more) warm whipping cream
1 1/2 tablespoons minced fresh thyme

Balsamic butter sauce
1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
1 garlic clove, minced

2 cups sugar snap peas, strings removed

2 tablespoons olive oil
6 4- to 5-ounce tilapia fillets

1/2 cup (1 stick) plus 1 tablespoon chilled unsalted butter, cut into 1/2-inch cubes


For thyme mashed potatoes:
Boil potatoes until tender, about 20 minutes. Drain; return to pot. Add butter, 6 tablespoons cream, and thyme; mash. Season with salt and pepper. Do ahead Can be made 2 hours ahead. Let stand at room temperature. Rewarm over medium heat, stirring often and adding more cream by tablespoonfuls if dry.

For balsamic butter sauce:
Simmer vinegar and garlic in small saucepan over medium heat until reduced to thick syrup, about 5 minutes. Set aside.

Cook snap peas in boiling salted water until crisp-tender, about 1 minute. Drain. Return to same pan; set aside.

Heat 1 tablespoon oil in each of 2 large skillets over high heat. Sprinkle fish with salt and pepper. Sauté fish until golden, about 2 minutes per side.

Rewarm balsamic syrup over medium-low heat. Whisk in 1/2 cup butter 1 piece at a time. Add remaining 1 tablespoon butter to peas; stir over medium heat until warmed. Season with salt and pepper.

Divide potatoes, tilapia, and peas among plates; drizzle with sauce.


kristal said...

Aww, I'm jealous that you're doing P90X. We started it at the new year and did it for 2 amazing weeks (and yes the yoga was the hardest, even for Jase) but it takes up so much time. I'm sticking with doing 2 one hour videos throughout the day. An hour and ahalf all at once is killer and hard to find time for. I'm jealous. You'll have to share your results! Oh, and who took your family pic on your header...LOVE I T!

The Black Family said...

hey, I found your blog. It's been a long time, you're family looks great. How's your mom doing?

Kelly said...

beautiful pics on your blog. I love tilapia! I may have to use the recipe sometime.
So off to PT school... does that mean you will be leaving us shortly?

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