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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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.