Easy Lemon Pepper Fish Filets

by Allie on October 20, 2011

in 30 Minutes Meals or Less,Main Courses,Recipes

Lemon Pepper Tilapia

Nothing quite beats the taste of fresh lemons mingled with fish and seafood. And since I had about twenty lemons on hand thanks to our very abundant co-op I had to figure out a way to use them all besides making loads of fresh lemonade.

Enter 2 lemons.
And 6 tilapia filets.
For a tasty dinner you won’t soon forget.

Easy Lemon Pepper Fish Filets

2 quarted lemons, peel grated and set aside
6 4-6 oz tilapia or other fish filets
dash of freshly ground black pepper
salt
cooking spray (I use PAM)
1 small onion, chopped
2 gloves garlic, minced
1/4 cup water, divided

In a medium skillet over medium high heat, spray pan and place two fish filets inside. Allow to cook for three minutes on one side. Flip and add salt and pepper to taste, and squirt with one quarter lemon each. Add two tablespoons of water, then cover and allow to remain cooking 4 minutes or until meat is opaque and flaky (done). Set on a plate and continue cooking the remaining filets in the same manner.

Once filets are all cooked, squirt with remaining two quarters of lemon, then sprinkle with grated peel.

In same pan that you cooked the fish, add chopped onion and garlic and saute for five minutes or whenever the onions and garlic begin to turn golden. Season with salt and pepper.

Serve lemon pepper fish with sauteed onion and garlic. Garnish with fresh dill, if desired.

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