Tilapia with Bacon Tomato Butter

I’ve been really bad about updating my blog lately.  The reason?  I finally got an iPhone.  I’m completely addicted and hate getting on my laptop now!  I’m sure the new-ness will wear off and I’ll be back to my regular blogging schedule.  This dish is actually one I made a few weeks ago and it was delicious, it was hard to believe it was from Cooking Light!

The bacon tomato butter was really good.  It’s not really a butter, just a butter sauce.  And I think it would be great on chicken, really on just about anything!

Tilapia with Bacon Tomato Butter
Recipe from Adventures in Marriage, originally from Cooking Light

2 cups water
1 tbsp kosher salt
2 tsp sugar
4 tilapia filets
1/8 tsp kosher salt
4 slices bacon, finely chopped
1 garlic clove, thinly sliced
1/2 tsp smoked paprika
Other seasonings to taste – I used Tony’s
1 pint cherry or grape tomatoes, halved
2 tbsp butter


  • Combine the water, 1 tbsp salt and 2 tsp sugar in a baking dish and let the tilapia soak for 20 minutes (don’t worry, it doesn’t make the tilapia sweet).Drain off the liquid and pat the filets dry.
  • Heat a cast iron skillet with a little oil on the bottom to prevent sticking.  Season fish with the 1/8 tsp kosher salt and any other desired seasonings.  Cook until done, flipping once.
  • While that’s cooking, heat a medium-sized skillet over medium heat.  Add the bacon and cook until almost crisp, then add the garlic and cook another minute or so before stirring in the paprika.  Add the tomatoes and cook until softened, about three minutes, then stir in the butter.
  • Serve the tilapia topped with the bacon tomato mixture.

Tilapia with Bacon Tomato Butter



One response to “Tilapia with Bacon Tomato Butter

  1. Just catching up on my google reader and saw this post — so glad you liked it! I agree the bacon tomato sauce would be good on top of just about anything!

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