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    Tilapia in "Crazy Water"

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    GingerPeach's Note:

    A flavorful italian recipe. Even my husband who doesn't usually like fish thought it was excellent. The fish is poached in "crazy water" with lemons, capers, fresh garlic and thyme.

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    1. 1
      In a medium pot or pan, fry the lemon slices and capers in the olive oil for 5 minutes on medium heat.
    2. 2
      Remove the lemons and capers and set aside.
    3. 3
      Using the same pan, cook the garlic, chili powder and 1/4 cup of the water.
    4. 4
      Let simmer until water is gone.
    5. 5
      Add the remaining 1/2 cup water, tomatoes, wine, thyme, and salt and bring to boil.
    6. 6
      Throw fish into"crazy water", reduce heat and let simmer with lid on, about 8 minutes.
    7. 7
      Remove fish to shallow serving bowls.
    8. 8
      Boil"crazy water" on high for a few minutes to reduce.
    9. 9
      Garnish the fish with lemon slices and capers.
    10. 10
      Drizzle the crazy water over the fish and serve immediately.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on January 19, 2013


      I made this recipe exactly as written, except I used a little more tomato than what it called for (because I needed to use some up). No bitterness from the lemon. I am sure this recipe is going to be one I'll go to often. I loved everything about it! I put it together when I got home from work and I served it over white rice that I had made previously (I steamed it back to soft and fluffiness). Just perfect!!

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    • on March 03, 2010


      This is very good. The fish was cooked perfect and I loved the capers and tomatoes. I agree that next time I don't think I'll fry the lemons but maybe sprinkle some lemon juice over the fish once it's plated. I served this with buttered green beans. Thanks.

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    • on March 01, 2010


      This was ok. I'm not a real big fan of sea-beasties, but thought I'd give this a shot. I agree with one of the reviews, I prefer fish to be breaded and fried crispy. Thanks for posting. My husband really liked it.

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    Nutritional Facts for Tilapia in "Crazy Water"

    Serving Size: 1 (412 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 2

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 264.7
    Calories from Fat 83
    Total Fat 9.3 g
    Saturated Fat 1.7 g
    Cholesterol 62.5 mg
    Sodium 837.5 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 10.3 g
    Dietary Fiber 2.4 g
    Sugars 3.7 g
    Protein 26.8 g

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