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Pan-Seared Tilapia with Garlic Oil

Garlic Tilapia
Maryse Chevriere

Garlic Tilapia

Consider this your easy, weeknight meal-for-two for those of you not concerned about "garlic breath." Serve it with a simple salad of arugula with Parmigiano-Reggiano dressed with lemon and olive oil to round out the meal. 

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  • 4 cloves garlic, finely diced
  • 5 olive oil
  • 1 tilapia fillet
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1 lemon cut into wedges
  • Chives, finely diced


In a pan over low heat, sauté the garlic in the olive oil until soft, about 8 minutes. Remove the garlic bits from the pan and set aside in a small dish, then increase the heat under the pan to medium.

Season the tilapia on both sides with salt and pepper. Sauté the fish in the garlic oil, about 3-4 minutes on each side. Serve with a spritz of fresh lemon juice, chives, and a spoonful of the sautéed garlic on top.