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Earl Gray Tilapia

Earl Gray Poached Tilapia
Jessica Chou

Earl Gray Poached Tilapia

Tilapia may be sort of a boring fish, but adding on complex layers of tea, lemon, and just a touch of butter helps make it both savory and clean-tasting. Feel free to experiment with any tea of your choice (and complementary flavors).

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Ready in
20 m
1
Servings
438
Calories Per Serving

Ingredients

  • 2 Cups hot water
  • 2 Tablespoons loose leaf earl gray tea leaves, or 4 tea bags
  • 1 lemon
  • One 1/2-pound tilapia fillet
  • 2 Tablespoons unsalted butter
  • Salt and pepper, for serving (optional)

Directions

In a pot, bring the water to a boil and brew the tea for about 2-3 minutes. Strain, if necessary.

Using a vegetable peeler, scrape the lemon peel off into large flakes. Add to the tea and boil for about 1 minute. Remove the lemon peel and reserve.

Add the fillet to the boiling water, making sure to cover the fillet (or add a paper towel to color the portion that isn't touched by water). Poach until the fish flakes easily with a fork, for 4-6 minutes, depending on how thick your fillet is. Remove.

In a separate pan, brown the butter with the reserved lemon peel. Pour brown butter over the fillet and serve with salt and pepper, if necessary.

Nutritional Facts
Servings1
Calories Per Serving438
Total Fat27g42%
Sugar1gN/A
Saturated16g80%
Cholesterol174mg58%
Protein46g93%
Carbs6g2%
Vitamin A195µg22%
Vitamin B124µg61%
Vitamin B60.4mg20.7%
Vitamin C31mg51%
Vitamin D7µg2%
Vitamin E2mg8%
Vitamin K5µg6%
Calcium59mg6%
Fiber2g6%
Folate (food)63µgN/A
Folate equivalent (total)63µg16%
Iron2mg9%
Magnesium72mg18%
Monounsaturated7gN/A
Niacin (B3)9mg45%
Phosphorus402mg57%
Polyunsaturated2gN/A
Potassium783mg22%
Riboflavin (B2)0.2mg9.9%
Sodium142mg6%
Thiamin (B1)0.1mg7.8%
Trans0.9gN/A
Zinc0.9mg5.7%