Broiled Tilapia with Frisée-Apple Salad and Mustard-Parsley Sauce
Photo: Marcus Nilsson; Styling: Victoria Granof
1 cup cold water
4 teaspoons salt, divided
1 teaspoon sugar
6 (6-ounce) tilapia fillets
3 tablespoons olive oil, divided
1/4 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
8 cups arugula
6 cups trimmed frisée
1/2 cup mint leaves
2 Gala apples, cored and thinly sliced
1 tablespoon chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
2 tablespoons sour cream
1 tablespoon whole-grain Dijon mustard
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
1 tablespoon water
How to Make It
Combine 1 cup water, 1 tablespoon salt, and sugar in a shallow dish. Add fillets, and let stand 15 minutes. Remove fillets from brine; pat dry. Discard brine. Brush fillets with 1 tablespoon olive oil. Sprinkle with 1/2 teaspoon salt and pepper.
Place fillets on a broiler pan coated with cooking spray; broil 7 minutes or until desired degree of doneness.
Combine arugula, frisée, and mint in a large bowl. Combine apple and 1 tablespoon oil; toss well. Add apple and 1/4 teaspoon salt to arugula mixture, and toss gently.
Combine remaining 1 tablespoon oil, remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt, parsley, and remaining ingredients, stirring with a whisk until blended. Divide arugula mixture evenly among 6 plates; top each serving with 1 fillet. Drizzle about 1 tablespoon sour cream mixture over each serving.
I made this tonight and it was delicious. I don't typically like meals I make myself, but I really enjoyed this. Easy to prepare, simple ingredients. I used a kale/spinach mix rather than arugula/frisee, and it worked perfectly. This is definitely in the rotation!
The fish did not look pretty whilst cooking in under the broiler, but boy did it taste delicious! I was srsly freaking out that it would be awful (tried for first time in front of friends) Fresh, tender, juicy, everything you'd want in a fish. The Gala apples added subtle flave and crunch to the meal w/o overpowering the delicate fish and the sauce? Easy and blended all the flavors together. I didnt use frisee. Served with quinoa/barley blend. Don't skip the brine!
Just cooked this tonight and it was delicious! I used Cod instead of Tilapia and used Frisee, Arugula and Red Lettuce. I have never used mint in a salad and it really added a nice touch. It was easy, quick and really hit the spot! My husband loved it and we will definitely have it again!
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