Yes, I’ve been cooking. No, I haven’t been writing about it. It seems like 99.999% of the things I’ve been cooking, lately, are things I’ve cooked a bazillion timers before. Nothing new. Nothing to really write about.

Talk about a culinary rut!

So… when I was at the store the other day and saw some fresh tilapia, I grabbed it. I generally don’t buy farmed fish, but there’s pretty much no such thing as wild tilapia, anymore. It’s all farmed. And I needed something different that Nonna would eat.

Farmed tilapia, it is.


I had seen a recipe in Bon Appetit for Tilapia with Chile Lime Butter, so I decided a variation on a theme was in order. I had lots of peppers I was frying up so I grabbed a couple and chopped them nice and fine.

Next was the fish. Into a skillet with just a bit of olive oil and a pinch of minced garlic, salt, and pepper. Lightly sauteed.

To the chopped chiles I added the huice of 1 lime and the grated rind.


I mixed it all into a half-cube of butter and made it all nice and creamy.

When the fish was done, I added a dollop on top to melt nicely all over the plate.

Slightly spicy and really limey. It was perfect.

I put some of it on top of the asparagus and lapped it up with the rice, too.

All-in-all, a successful dinner.