Sautéed Tilapia with a Lemon Shallot Cream Sauce
on a bed of Peppery Arugula

I was hoping to come back from my long summer hiatus with a gift giveaway, but I’m a little too anxious to post this delicious recipe for Sautéed Tilapia with a Lemon Shallot Cream Sauce on a bed of Peppery Arugula. What a whirlwind of a summer! I never intended to put off my blogging as I did, but I’m happy to be back and happier yet to share some new recipes, and a special post from my travels to Chicago for the Outstanding In The Field event and .. a gift for a lucky winner of my first giveaway!

Fish has been the protein of choice for me this summer. You won’t even believe it.. but this recipe happened to be my Saturday morning breakfast! Figure that one. (I do have a typical waffle breakfast to post too. I’m not always out of the norm!) ☺ I hope you enjoy this.. for breakfast, brunch, lunch or dinner! Can’t wait to meet up with you all again on your blogs!

Ciao and hugs to you all,

Sautéed Tilapia with a Lemon Shallot Cream Sauce
on a bed of Peppery Arugula

Baby Arugula
4 pieces Tilapia
I whole Shallot minced
Olive Oil
Juice of half a small Lemon
2 ½ teaspoons Lemon Zest
1/8 cup White Wine (I used Black Box wine)
1/2 cup Cream or Half in Half

Plate dishes with a bed of the Arugula.

Season Tilapia with sea salt and fresh black pepper. Sear Tilapia in a drizzle of olive oil for a few minutes on each side. It doesn’t take long to cook. Remove from heat. In a sauté pan heat 2 teaspoons of olive oil. Add minced shallot and 2 teaspoons of lemon zest. Sauté till translucent but not browned. Add white wine and lemon juice. Season with fresh ground black pepper and a dash of salt. Cook for a few minutes and then add the Tilapia back into the sauté pan. Simmer slightly and then add the cream. Move the pan around gently to meld the cream into the sauce. When combined turn off heat.

Lay a piece of Tilapia on each of the plated beds of Arugula. Drizzle sauce over each piece. Serve immediately and enjoy!

Buon Appetitio!


The Duo Dishes said...

Lemons and shallots and cream, oh my! Welcome back and we're lucky to get this gift from you.

Lynn said...

Awesome and I am subscribing to your site today. Thank you.

Sylvia said...

Welcome back , Laiurie. The tilapia looks really delicious,

Juliana said...

Welcome back Laurie :-) The tilapia looks delicious, summery with the lemon sauce. Yummie! Nice pictures!

The Blonde Duck said...


5 Star Foodie said...

Welcome back! What a lovely tilapia preparation, I love the delicate flavors of the sauce!

Megan said...

O love tilapia and this looks perfect. Glad to see you back again. I admit-I was a little worried! :)

Laurie Vengoechea said...

Thank you all for the sweet comments and the welcoming back.. this is why I love being here!

Lynn, thanks for stopping by and subscribing!! It's fun to see you on this format my friend..

Foodie with Little Thyme! said...

Beautiful dish and welcome back!

YankeeSoaper said...

Wonderful dish Laurie and so glad to see you've had a great summer. Welcome back!

Proud Italian Cook said...

Welcome back Laurie! We eat Tilapia quite often here, we love it, and I love your recipe! Glad you had a great summer. ;-)

Kim -@ The Paper Apron said...

The peppery arugula adds a great snap to this lemony, silky sauce and pure white tilapia. Love the combination.

And the wine doesn't hurt, either!

lisaiscooking said...

The shallot lemon cream sauce sounds great--any time of day!

Lori Lynn said...

Looks great! Welcome back. Can't wait to hear about Chicago.

Lane said...

This looks delicious! Can't wait to try it.

Lynn Richards said...

YUMMY! I just bought some tilapia and didn't know what to do with it!! Do you have a good recipe for mango salsa?
love you!

Cynthia said...

Oh gosh, that cream sauce is so yummy.

Maris said...

I love tilapia! Such a fresh and versatile fish!

My Sweet & Saucy said...

Thanks so much for the sweet comment on my blog! So glad you were able to see the shop!

Paula - bell'alimento said...

Laurie this is beautiful. We <3 Tilapia & eat it often. Will have to try this, it look fantastic!