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Lemony Pasta with Capers and Greens

A quick, light, and refreshing pasta with tilapia, greens, and a bit of lemon.

Morsels of Life - Lemony Pasta with Capers and Greens - A quick, light, and refreshing pasta with tilapia, greens, and a bit of lemon.

We usually eat (or at least try to eat) seafood on Saturdays. We're also usually low on groceries since we get those on Sunday. (And now you know another reason I share simple seafood recipes. :P) With the warmer weather, I wanted something light, tasty, and refreshing. And I needed to have everything on hand already. Looking around, I found some last bits of collard greens (kale works well too) and not too much else. I wanted some sort of pasta since we hadn't had any in a while, and I just kinda went from there. Cook up the greens, pasta, and fish, then mix it all together. I threw in some garlic with the collard greens out of habit and cooked the fish up with a bit of lime. (No lemons on hand.) After combining all the components, you can "fancy" it up a bit with some capers and grated Parm.

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A quick, light, and refreshing pasta with tilapia, greens, and a bit of lemon.

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Yield: 2 servings

Materials:

Mass Weight Volume Number Material Notes
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 bunch greens, chopped I used collards, but most greens should work well.
1 tablespoon lime juice
2 tilapia fillets about 4 ounces each
1/4 cup Parmesan cheese, grated
2 tablespoons capers, drained
2 servings pasta I used a combo of gemelli and cavatappi.

Methods:

  1. Gather all materials.
  2. Cook pasta following package directions.
  3. Heat garlic in a bit of oil until fragrant.
  4. Add in greens, and cook until slightly wilted.
  5. Meanwhile, cook fish. I just greased a pan and cooked up the fish with a bit of pepper. Grilling is another nice option.
  6. Mix cooked greens and pasta, and then top with tilapia (or mix in like we did).
  7. Drizzle with lemon or lime juice, sprinkle on a bit of Parmesan, and then top with capers.



4 comments:

  1. This looks awesome! Thanks so much for sharing at Must Try Monday.

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  2. Thanks for hosting! Hope you enjoy. :)

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  3. What exactly do capers taste like? My family is not a big seafood-eating family. We go as far as tuna, and that's about it :P We did try tilapia and both kids loved it, husband not so much. LOL

    Thank you for linking up to Tasty Thursday!

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  4. hmmm - that's a tough one! Capers are kinda salty with a sharp piquant flavor and a unique aroma. Usually I've seen them used with olives, but it's something where a little goes a long way. This pasta would also work well without the tilapia if your family isn't much into seafood. :)

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