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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 (or shaker Parm depending on what you've got on hand).

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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.

Shared with: Full Plate Thursday, Artsy Fartsy Party, Saturday Sparks, BFF Open House, Friendship Friday, Meal Plan Monday, Handmade and Otherwise, Fiesta Friday, Traffic Jam, What's for Dinner?, Over the Moon, Inspire Me Monday, First Monday, Tuesdays at Our Home, Inspire Me Monday, Hearth and Soul, Fabulous Party, Inspire Me Monday, Farm Fresh Tuesday, Wine'd Down Wednesday, Your Whims Wednesday, Party in Your PJs, Homestead Blog Hop

5 comments:

  1. Looks good. I'd leave the fish out--I'm a vegetarian--but it should still work.

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  2. Thanks so much for coming by and linking up this great recipe for First Monday Favorites. I love the combination. But you had me at pasta and greens.

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    1. It's such an easy dish to get out on the table. At it's heart, it is just pasta and greens. Then I just threw in some fish for added protein. :)

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  3. Thanks for sharing at last week's What's for Dinner party - hope to see you there again this week. Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

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