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Tantalizing Tilapia

Tantalizing Tilapia recipe
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I'm not a big fish eater to start with, but I do like tilapia. I had some in the freezer and decided "why not?" since I was only cooking for myself. I couldn't believe how ...read more
posted by
cyreid3
on 4/2/2012
time
prep:
20 min
total:
35 min
servings
total:
6 servings
Real Women of Philadelphia

Ingredients

2
tsp.  blackened seasoning, divided
1
tsp.  lemon pepper seasoning
1
tsp.  garlic powder
1
tsp.  gumbo filé powder
2
tsp.  Cajun gumbo seasoning mix, divided
2
tsp.  ground red pepper (cayenne), divided
6
 tilapia fillets
1
cup  (2 sticks) butter, divided
3
cloves  garlic, chopped
1/2
cup  sliced green onions
1/2
cup  sliced portobello mushrooms
1/2
cup  condensed cream of celery soup
1
pkg.  (8 oz.) PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese
1/2
cup  heavy cream
3
tsp.  parsley flakes, divided
1
lb.  uncooked deveined peeled medium shrimp
1/2
cup  shredded mozzarella cheese

Steps

PLACE 1 tsp. each of blackened seasoning, lemon pepper, garlic powder, gumbo file, cayenne pepper and Cajun gumbo seasoning mix in a bowl; mix.

SEASON the tilapia by rubbing the seasoning mixture on both sides of the fillets.

MELT 1 stick of butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Place tilapia in the pan; cook first side. Continue to monitor this pan and turn fish once first side is browned.

MEANWHILE, melt remaining stick of butter in second large skillet over medium-high heat. Add chopped garlic, green onions, mushrooms, cream of celery soup, cream cheese and heavy cream; stir gently to ensure a well-blended sauce.

ONCE fish is browned on both sides, lower the heat on the pan to keep the fish warm, but not overcooked.

TO the cream cheese sauce add 1 tsp. each of blackened seasoning, cayenne pepper, gumbo seasoning mix and parsley; mix well. Add the shrimp, stirring until the shrimp turns bright pink. Add mozzarella; sir until sauce is well blended.

PLACE tilapia on a serving platter. Top the tilapia with the creamy sauce. Place 2 tsp. of parsley flakes across the dish for garnish. Enjoy!

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Recipe Submitted by Real Women of PHILADELPHIA Contestant
Cynthia Price
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