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How to prepare an easy tilapia fish feast

Did you know that Americans consume 475 million pounds of tilapia in a year? Recently, it's become the most popular farmed fish in the United States. Part of the reason is that tilapia is inexpensive and easy to cook. Our expert fishmonger will show us just how simple cooking this delicious fish can be.

Seafood can be an inexpensive and an easy-to-cook solution for those rushed weeknight dinners. Expert fishmonger and chef Patrick "Paddy" Glennon has a favorite technique – sauteing in brown butter – that he says works on almost any filet of fish.

First of all, and most importantly, put a pan over a medium to high heat. The temperatures at which you cook fish are usually on the higher side. If you bake it in the oven, turn the temperature up to about 400 degrees. When sauteing, do so over medium to high heat.

Paddy shakes a little bit of salt and pepper on each side of the tilapia. Then, he dredges it with a little bit of flour and taps it off on each side. Add it to the brown butter.

"Always when you put the fish in, put it in away from you so you don't splatter yourself," adds Paddy.

Now for the trickiest part about cooking do you know when it's ready?

Surprisingly, it only takes about three to four minutes. Most of the fish that you're going to get in the retail markets are going to be thinner cuts, so nothing takes more than about 12 minutes to cook.

To finish off your fish with a simple but tasty sauce, Paddy recommends adding a little bit of lemon on top of the butter. And the best part of the whole meal: tilapia for two will only cost you about $10!

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