Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Great way to eat fish with some great tastes you won't find everyday, and it comes from Weight Watchers!  Tilapia is usually easy to find and quite cheap as well so you can stay on budget while having a fantastic WW meal!

Sauteed Tilapia with Almonds and Cherries


1 Tbsp almonds, sliced   
 1 pound(s) raw tilapia, four 4 oz fillets   
1/4 tsp table salt   
1/4 tsp black pepper, freshly ground   
3 tsp olive oil, extra-virgin, divided   
 1 small onion(s), chopped   
1 fl oz table wine, dry white or dry vermouth (see note)   
 1/2 cup(s) cherries, sweet, pitted, halved   
 1/3 cup(s) vegetable broth, reduced-sodium, fat-free   
1/2 tsp dried thyme   


  • Toast the almonds in a large nonstick skillet set over medium-low heat until aromatic and golden, shaking the pan often, about 4 minutes. Transfer to a bowl.
  • Season fish with salt and pepper. Heat 2 teaspoons of oil in the skillet, then add the fish. Cook until firm and lightly browned, about 2 minutes, then flip and cook about 2 more minutes. Remove fish to four serving plates.
  • Heat the remaining teaspoon of oil in the skillet, then add the onion. Cook until softened, about 2 minutes. Add the vermouth or wine; loosen any browned bits of food on the bottom of the pan with a wooden spoon. Cook for 20 seconds, then add the cherries, broth and thyme. Heat until simmering; cook for 30 seconds to reduce slightly. Divide the sauce and toasted almonds among the fish. Serve at once. Yields 1 fillet plus 1/4 of sauce per serving.


  • Dry vermouth (with a white label) is a gourmet's secret ingredient in countless recipes. It's a fortified wine and can stay open on the shelf for two or three months — unlike white wine which begins to turn within hours of its being opened.

    Substitution Ideas: Can't find tilapia? Try four-ounce sole or flounder fillets.

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