This recipe was actually a last-minute creation. I was going to make Filete 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 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 Salsa de Chipotle
- 3 tablespoons butter
- 1/2 medium onion, sliced
- 1 clove garlic, finely chopped
- 1 pound tilapia steaks
- 1 cup Mexican Crema or Sour Cream
- 2 chipotle peppers in adobo sauce
Puree the Mexican crema and chipotle peppers in a blender until smooth. Set aside.
Melt the butter in a medium skillet. Saute the onions and garlic for 2 minutes over medium heat.
Arrange the tilapia on top of the onions and garlic. Season with salt and pepper.
Pour the chipotle cream over the tilapia. Cover and simmer over low heat until fish is completely cooked. (About 10 minutes.)
Serve with Mexican rice and plenty of warm corn tortillas. Enjoy!!!