Friday, March 26, 2010

Tilapia en Salsa de Crema con Chipotle (Poached Tilapia in a Creamy Chipotle Sauce)

That title sounds fancy doesn't it? This recipe was actually a last-minute creation.  I was going to make Tilapia al Mojo de Ajo, but hubby walked in to say that he was in the mood for something saucy! I opened my fridge to see what ingredients I had on hand to make a quick sauce.  The first things I noticed were the chipotle peppers and the Mexican crema. Hmmmm... I pureed them together and poached some tilapia steaks in the sauce and voila...this lovely dish was born. It was an instant hit with my hubby and kiddies.  And I'm sure it will be a big hit in your house too!

Tilapia en Crema de Chipotle - lacocinadeleslie.com

Tilapia en Salsa de Chipotle
lacocinadeleslie.com


Ingredients:
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 medium onion, sliced
  • 1 clove garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 cup Mexican Crema or Sour Cream
  • 2 chipotle peppers in adobo sauce 
  • 6 tilapia steaks/fillets 

Directions:
Puree the Mexican crema and chipotle peppers in a blender until smooth, set aside. Melt the butter in a large skillet.  Add the the onions and garlic and saute for 2 minutes over medium heat. Stir in the Mexican crema and chipotle sauce; season lightly with salt and pepper. Once sauce begins to bubble, reduce heat and add the tilapia steaks.  Cover and reduce heat to low heat, let simmer for 15 minutes or until fish is completely cooked. Serve with Mexican rice and plenty of warm corn tortillas.  Enjoy!!!













16 comments:

  1. Yum.... I love talapia. I'm busy staring at the yummy drinks on the right-hand side right now. Mmmmm. You're making me hungry, Girl!

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  2. Leslie, I awarded your blog: http://donamasita.blogspot.com/2010/03/12-rayitos-de-sol-sunshine-blogger.html

    Hugs,

    Doña Masita

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  3. I just bought some Tilapia at Costco. I'll have to give this a try!

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  4. Aside from this looking totally yummy - I want a PAN like that! :D

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  5. just made this today!!! came out GREAT.... thanks for sharing your recipes Leslie... my mother passed away when i was very young and unfortunately her recipes went with her... You're blog always connects the missing dots for me... I appreciate you taking the time to post more than you can even imagine!

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  6. This looks so good and its been awhile since we have had fish. I love how easy it looks to prepare. Will be making this tomorrow.

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  7. I love how recipes like this come together. yummy!

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  8. Thanks for posting your recipes! I made the tilapia and it was delicious!!1

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  9. Leslie Thank you I tried this recipe and my family and I loved it!!! We used shrimp not the fish that is what I had on hand that day. This recipe is a keeper. I can't wait to see more.

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  10. After a long day at work, this sounds and looks delicious, easy, and satisfying!! I will definately be doing this tonight!! Thanks.

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  11. i have tried this with camarones too..my husband loved the chipotle sauce

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  12. i made this with shrimp and tilapia is was so good my husand loved it!!!

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  13. Hi Leslie, this came out really thick when I made it, but still delicious. Is there some I can do to make less thick? thanks, I love your blog :)

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  14. @Anonymous: You can add a splash of milk or water to the sauce to help thin it out. I'd start by adding just a tablespoon at a time, until the sauce reaches the desired consistency. :)

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  15. your page and recipies are easy to read, find and do thanks for it. I already want to do all the tilapia recipies

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  16. Looks easy and really good, i will try this today... :)

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