Tonight’s dinner came from the same issue of Food Network Magazine as last night’s skillet pork (June/July 2009). It was light and refreshing, yet also very satisfying. You feel good after eating this one!
(*Note: If you are not a fan of escarole, definitely substitute in another leafy green. If you have never tried it though, give it a chance!)
- Heat 1/4 cup EVOO in a large skillet over medium heat.
- Cut about 5 red medium red potatoes in quarters. (If the potatoes are larger, cut into sixths or eighths.)
- Add the potatoes, cut side down, to the hot EVOO.
- Add 4 crushed cloves of garlic.
- Cook until slightly golden and crisp, about 6 minutes.
- While they are cooking, slice and wash 1 head of escarole. Be sure to dry it well. (I recommend a salad spinner – I love mine!)
- When the potatoes are golden, add the escarole. (Don’t be afraid to cram it in there. Fill the skillet all the way to the top – it will wilt down big time!)
- Season the escarole with s&p, then cover and let steam until it wilts, about 5 minutes.
(This picture was taken after it had been wilting for a few minutes…it started at the top of the skillet.)
- Season your tilapia filets (I only bought 2 since it’s just me and Matt) with s&p and dried oregano. (I would have preferred fresh, like the recipe called for, but Shop Rite was all out this evening.)
- Place the tilapia on top of the greens. Cover and steam the fish until cooked through, approximately 5 more minutes.
- While the fish cooks, combine 1/2 cup EVOO with the juice of a lemon. Whisk together, add 1 teaspoon salt and a good amount of black pepper.
- Drizzle a little of the lemon-pepper oil onto the fish when serving.
My fish kind of fell apart when I took it out of the skillet. (I really need one of those fish spatula things!) Not the best presentation, but still very yummy!
I recommend not going overboard with the lemon-pepper oil. Drizzle a little at a time. (You can always add more!) I would also maybe add more escarole. (It really does wilt away!) And definitely use fresh oregano if you have it. Enjoy!