Dolce Mangia
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Pan-fried Fish with Red Peppers and Pecans - GF
1 lb thin white fish fillets (such as trout, tilapia, or catfish), skinned if desired
1/4 t salt and black pepper
6 T butter
1/2 c chopped pecans
1/2 of a red sweet pepper, cut in strips
1 T brown sugar
1/8 t cayenne pepper
Juice from one small lime
Green onions, sliced
 
.Rinse fish; pat dry with paper towels. If necessary, cut fish into serving size pieces; set aside. Season fish with salt and pepper.
 
In a large skillet heat half of the butter over medium-high heat. Add fish in a single layer. Reduce heat to medium. Cook 3 to 4 minutes per side or until golden and fish flakes easily when tested with a fork. Remove fish from skillet. Cover and keep warm.
 
Wipe out skillet. Add remaining butter to skillet and melt over medium heat. Stir in brown sugar until dissolved. Stir in pecans, sweet pepper and cayenne. Cook and stir over medium heat for 3 to 4 minutes or until pecans are lightly toasted and pepper strips are just tender. Remove from heat. Stir in lime juice. Spoon pecan mixture over fish. Top with green onions.
 
Time: 30 minutes    Serves: 4
 
This is my new favorite fish recipe. I serve it with a plantain fried rice. The original BHG recipe is located at: http://www.bhg.com/recipe/seafood/pan-fried-fish-peppers-and-pecans/.
 
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