I seldom rave about the food that I make. Don't get me wrong, I do enjoy most of what I cook. But only a few dishes make me say, "Wow!"
This dish is one of those few. If you enjoy Asian cuisine, then I think you'd enjoy this dish, too. The ginger and the soy sauce lend a subtle Asian flavor to the dressing. Tilapia has such a mild flavor on its own, this dressing really stand out.
The thin fish fillets cook very quickly — keep an eye on them, so they don't overcook. And because they cook so quickly, this meal is ideal for a busy weeknight. I chose to serve the fish with quick-cooking sides, whole wheat cous cous and roasted asparagus.
Tilapia with Honey Scallion Dressing
Slightly adapted from Cooking Light
- 2 ½ tbsp lemon juice
- 2 tbsp chopped green onions (scallions)
- 1 tbsp honey
- 1 tbsp low-sodium soy sauce
- 1 tsp grated fresh ginger
- 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
- 4 (6-ounce) tilapia fillets
- ½ tsp salt
- ¼ tsp pepper
- Whisk together the lemon juice, green onions, honey, soy sauce and fresh ginger in a bowl and set aside.
- Heat the olive oil in a pan over medium heat. Season the tilapia with salt and pepper. Saute the tilapia fillets until fish is opaque (about three minutes on each side).
- Serve each fish fillet topped with 2 tablespoons of the dressing.