Recipe Swap: Tilapia with Tomato Bacon Butter

Time for another recipe swap!

The theme for this swap was blogger's choice (one of my favorites). I was assigned The Jey of Cooking. I was excited because she has a lot of delicious recipes to choose from. I looked at most of her recipes and settled on Tilapia with Tomato Bacon Butter. My husband loves butter and bacon.....and I had some tilapia in my freezer waiting to be eaten. This recipe is really easy to put together and I loved the bacon flavor. Ron is not normally a tomato fan and he loved the flavors of this dish (tomatoes included!). 

Jey has other wonderful recipes on her blog (Quinoa Crusted Chicken sounds delicious!)- so check her out!

Thank you Jey for a delicious new recipe and thank you to Sarah for hosting our swap!


2 Cups Water
1 Tbl Kosher Salt
2 tsp Sugar
4 Tilapia Filets
4 Slices Uncooked Bacon, finely chopped
1 Clove Garlic, thinly sliced
1/2 tsp Smoked Paprika
1 Pint Cherry Tomatoes, halved
2 Tbl Butter

Combine the water, kosher salt and sugar in a shallow baking dish. Mix until dissolved. Add the tilapia and let stand 20 minutes.

Heat a medium skillet over medium heat. Add the chopped bacon and cook 3-5 minutes until almost crisp. Add the garlic and cook an additional two minutes, stirring frequently. Add the paprika and stir for 30 seconds. Add the tomatoes and cook until just softened, about 3 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in butter. Transfer the bacon tomato butter to a small bowl.

Return skillet to medium heat. Remove the fish from the water mixture and pat dry with paper towels. Cook the tilapia fillets 3-5 minutes per side.

Transfer the tilapia to plates and top with the bacon tomato butter.

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