A little more than I wanted to spend

After running a bunch of errands on Sunday, Ben and I planned to stop at the grocery store and pick up some tilapia, which was advertised on sale for $2.99/lb. Of course we arrive there and they were all out for the night, and we had no backup plan for dinner. We picked halibut instead, at a whopping $9.99/lb. Well, good thing we only needed 1/2 lb for the two of us. Another good thing is that many types of white fish are pretty versatile and interchangeable, so I could still cook the halibute the same way I planned to cook the tilapia. The basis for the dish was some leftover cherry tomatoes, a lemon, and some already opened white wine in the fridge. In my Cuisinart mini-prep, I combined some panko, pecorino romano, oregano, and garlic powder and pulsed a few times. I then put this on a plate and grated some lemon rind on top. I coated the fish in this mixture and then pan-seared for a few minutes on each side till done, then removed from the pan. I then sprayed the pan again with evoo, tossed in some halved cherry tomatoes, a splash of white wine a squeeze of lemon juice. I cooked until the tomatoes softened and the liquid reduced a bit, and added some fresh chopped thyme and basil. I spooned this mixture over the fish and served alongside roasted asparagus. Overall, it was tangy, savory, and full of flavor!

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10 Responses to “A little more than I wanted to spend”

  1. 1

    Joelen — May 23, 2007 @ 7:05 pm Reply

    I love tilapia and thankful for a new recipe to try out!

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    Megan — May 30, 2007 @ 12:51 pm Reply

    yeesh. Halibut was $16.99/lb yesterday at my store. Thank goodness I wasn’t the one paying for it!

  3. 3

    Seena — June 3, 2007 @ 9:21 am Reply

    Nice blog!

  4. 4

    Seena — March 28, 2011 @ 8:55 pm Reply

    Nice blog!

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    Megan — March 28, 2011 @ 8:55 pm Reply

    yeesh. Halibut was $16.99/lb yesterday at my store. Thank goodness I wasn't the one paying for it!

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    Joelen — March 28, 2011 @ 8:55 pm Reply

    I love tilapia and thankful for a new recipe to try out!

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    Megan — March 28, 2011 @ 8:55 pm Reply

    yeesh. Halibut was $16.99/lb yesterday at my store. Thank goodness I wasn't the one paying for it!

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    Megan — March 29, 2011 @ 2:06 am Reply

    yeesh. Halibut was $16.99/lb yesterday at my store. Thank goodness I wasn't the one paying for it!

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    Megan — April 5, 2011 @ 1:21 am Reply

    yeesh. Halibut was $16.99/lb yesterday at my store. Thank goodness I wasn't the one paying for it!

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    Megan — April 5, 2011 @ 1:21 am Reply

    yeesh. Halibut was $16.99/lb yesterday at my store. Thank goodness I wasn't the one paying for it!

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