Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Sauteed Ono (or Tilapia) with Balsamic Butter Sauce

Sauteed Ono (or Tilapia) with Balsamic Butter Sauce recipe by Barefeet In The Kitchen

This is the finale to the Balsamic Butter Sauce meal. Why call it a meal based on that? Well, because I covered every single thing on my plate with this lovely Balsamic Butter Sauce right before serving the meal. Yes, it really was that good.

The original recipe called for tilapia. However, we are huge fans of ono lately, so I used that instead. It was very good. I think in this instance though, the tilapia might have been even better. My husband insists that it was perfect as is, but I'm still thinking that tilapia would have been better. A more delicate fish might have been even more perfect with that amazing sauce. And this meal was most definitely all about the sauce!

Sauteed Ono (or Tilapia) with Balsamic Butter Sauce
Recipe adapted from Bon Appetit via epicurious.com
(printable recipe)

1 tablespoon light flavor olive oil
2 ono or tilapia fillets, I used ono, but I honestly think tilapia would have been better with this meal
kosher salt
fresh cracked pepper

Heat oil in large skillet over high heat. Sprinkle fish with salt and pepper. Saute fish until golden, 4 minutes on each side for ono and 2 minutes on each side for tilapia.

Drizzle with warm balsamic butter sauce right before serving.

Sauteed Ono (or Tilapia) with Balsamic Butter Sauce recipe by Barefeet In The Kitchen

25 comments:

  1. That looks good! I love tilapia and what's great is that my 2 year old loves it too. I only have 2 recipes on tilapia, so I'm definitely adding this one.

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  2. I've tried the balsamic butter sauce recipe over tilapia and I can say it truly was good!! :)

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  3. I could drink balsamic. And I have tilapia int he freezer. WOOT!

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  4. This sounds wonderful and that Balsamic sauce........ Delicious!!!!

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  5. wow look and that drizzle! Such a healthy well-rounded meal, I love it. Tilapia is one of my favorites too because it's so easy to work with and flavor up.
    Laura @ A Healthy Jalapeño

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  6. Well, this is definitely a must try. It reeks of goodness with that balsamic butter sauce. Sinful!

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  7. Thanks Mary, I'm always looking for easy new ways to serve fish, and this is new to me. Tilapia is an under-appreciated fish, in my opinion, I can't wait to make this.

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  8. O what a fantastic idea for balsamic butter sauce:))Will definitely try.Love balsamic..when you think how long it needs to see the light :)

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  9. This is a good idea. I'm cooking haddock tonight, and your balsamic butter sauce would make a great finishing sauce!

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  10. The sauce looks and sounds amazing!

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  11. Oh Mary, love the idea of this dish...so simple and yet so tasty, great combination...butter and balsamic.
    Hope you are having a fantastic week and thanks for sharing such a yummie recipe :-)

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  12. We love tilapia here and I have yet to try the balsamic Butter sauce.

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  13. Given my love of balsamic vinegar, I'm pretty sure I need this sauce in my life. I'm also pretty sure I could bathe in it. Swoon.

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  14. I love almost any kind of fish and this sauce makes it look even more delicious.

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  15. Oh this looks so delicious!! I really like balsamic vinegar and have many types of it! Some that is aged as much as 18 to 20 years. It is so sweet and tasty!! Thanks so much for sharing this recipe because it looks like a real keeper!!

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  16. The balsamic butter sauce makes the fish looks very mouth-watering. This is Yummy!!!

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  17. This sounds super delicious to me, balsamic butter sauce!

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  18. Wow, how very unique! At least for me :) We have tons of tilapia where we're from but we usually grill it whole and stuff it with tomatoes and onions. This is a nice twist!

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  19. This sounds great - I have never tried Ono and I am not sure if I have seen it in our grocery stores. I will have to keep an eye out for it. I'm gonna try the balsamic butter sauce soon!

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  20. I have never heard of or seen Ono in the grocery store or the fish market in NH. I will have to ask specifically next time I am at the fish market if they ever have it. What type of fish is it and what is the taste similar too? I will definitely be making a batch or two of balsamic butter sauce to drizzle over the tilapia I just bought, the asparagus, the brussels sprouts, the bagels...... lol Thank you for the wonderful recipes! You make me look SO GOOD in the kitchen!! =)

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    1. The sauce works great over tilapia, so you are set. Ono is a very mild, firm white fish most often caught in Hawaii. I was lucky for a while and my local store regularly had it in stock. I haven't seen it in a while.

      Here is a link, if you would like to read more about Ono. http://www.freshislandfish.com/products/Ono-Wahoo

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