Orange & Brown Butter Tilapia with Collard Greens & Brown Rice

Orange & Brown Butter Tilapia

with Collard Greens & Brown Rice

35 MIN
$11.94/serving 2 Servings
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    In this recipe, you’ll top Mexican-spiced tilapia with crunchy pepitas—or pumpkin seeds—cooked in a pan sauce of fresh orange juice and brown butter. Sides of garlic rice and collard greens sautéed with pickled jalapeño complete the dish with more aromatic, zesty flavor.
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    Orange & Brown Butter Tilapia with Collard Greens & Brown Rice
    Title
    • 2 Skin-On Steelhead Trout Fillets
    • ½ cup Brown Rice
    • 1 Tbsp Mexican Spice Blend (Ancho Chile Powder, Smoked Paprika, Garlic Powder, Ground Cumin & Dried Mexican Oregano)
    • 2 cloves Garlic
    • 6 oz Collard Greens
    • 1 Navel Orange
    • 1 oz Salted Butter
    • 2 Tbsps Raw Pepitas
    • 1 Tbsp Honey
    • 1 oz Sliced Pickled Jalapeño Pepper
    Prepare the ingredients
    1 Prepare the ingredients

    Remove the honey from the refrigerator to bring to room temperature. Fill a medium pot 3/4 of the way up with salted water; cover and heat to boiling on high. Wash and dry the fresh produce. Peel and roughly chop 2 cloves of garlic. Separate the collard green leaves from the stems; discard the stems, then thinly slice the leaves. Halve the orange crosswise; squeeze the juice into a bowl. Roughly chop the pepper. Thoroughly wash your hands immediately after handling.

    Cook the rice
    2 Cook the rice

    Add the rice to the pot of boiling water and cook, uncovered, 17 to 19 minutes, or until tender. Turn off the heat. Drain thoroughly and return to the pot. 

    Cook the collard greens
    3 Cook the collard greens

    Meanwhile, in a medium pan (nonstick, if you have one), heat 2 teaspoons of olive oil on medium-high until hot. Add the chopped garlic. Cook, stirring constantly, 30 seconds to 1 minute, or until slightly softened. Add the sliced collard greens and as much of the chopped pepper as you’d like, depending on how spicy you’d like the dish to be; season with salt and pepper. Cook, stirring occasionally, 2 to 3 minutes, or until the collard greens are slightly wilted. Add 1/2 cup of water (carefully, as the liquid may splatter); season with salt and pepper. Cook, stirring occasionally, 4 to 6 minutes, or until the collard greens are wilted and the water has cooked off. Transfer to a bowl. Taste, then season with salt and pepper if desired. Cover with foil to keep warm. Wipe out the pan.

    Cook the fish
    4 Cook the fish

    Pat the fish dry with paper towels; season only on the skinless side with salt, pepper, and enough of the spice blend to coat (you may have extra). In the same pan, heat 2 teaspoons of olive oil on medium-high until hot. Add the seasoned fish, skin side down. Cook 5 to 7 minutes, or until the skin is browned and crispy. Flip and cook 1 to 2 minutes, or until lightly browned and cooked through.* Leaving any browned bits (or fond) in the pan, transfer to a plate. 

    *The USDA recommends a minimum safe cooking temperature of 145°F for fish.

    Make the pan sauce & serve your dish
    5 Make the pan sauce & serve your dish

    In the pan of reserved fond, heat the butter and pepitas on medium-high until the butter is melted. Once melted, cook, stirring constantly and scraping up any fond, 1 to 2 minutes, or until the foam subsides and the butter is fragrant (it should smell nutty and toasted). Season with salt and pepper. Add the orange juice (carefully, as the liquid may splatter) and honey (kneading the packet before opening). Cook, stirring constantly, 30 seconds to 1 minute, or until the liquid is slightly reduced in volume. Turn off the heat. Taste, then season with salt and pepper if desired. Serve the cooked fish with the cooked rice and cooked collard greens. Top the fish with the pan sauce. Enjoy!

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    Prepare the ingredients
    1 Prepare the ingredients

    Remove the honey from the refrigerator to bring to room temperature. Fill a medium pot 3/4 of the way up with salted water; cover and heat to boiling on high. Wash and dry the fresh produce. Peel and roughly chop 2 cloves of garlic. Separate the collard green leaves from the stems; discard the stems, then thinly slice the leaves. Halve the orange crosswise; squeeze the juice into a bowl. Roughly chop the pepper. Thoroughly wash your hands immediately after handling.

    2 Cook the rice

    Add the rice to the pot of boiling water and cook, uncovered, 17 to 19 minutes, or until tender. Turn off the heat. Drain thoroughly and return to the pot. 

    Cook the rice
    Cook the collard greens
    3 Cook the collard greens

    Meanwhile, in a medium pan (nonstick, if you have one), heat 2 teaspoons of olive oil on medium-high until hot. Add the chopped garlic. Cook, stirring constantly, 30 seconds to 1 minute, or until slightly softened. Add the sliced collard greens and as much of the chopped pepper as you’d like, depending on how spicy you’d like the dish to be; season with salt and pepper. Cook, stirring occasionally, 2 to 3 minutes, or until the collard greens are slightly wilted. Add 1/2 cup of water (carefully, as the liquid may splatter); season with salt and pepper. Cook, stirring occasionally, 4 to 6 minutes, or until the collard greens are wilted and the water has cooked off. Transfer to a bowl. Taste, then season with salt and pepper if desired. Cover with foil to keep warm. Wipe out the pan.

    4 Cook the fish

    Pat the fish dry with paper towels; season only on the skinless side with salt, pepper, and enough of the spice blend to coat (you may have extra). In the same pan, heat 2 teaspoons of olive oil on medium-high until hot. Add the seasoned fish, skin side down. Cook 5 to 7 minutes, or until the skin is browned and crispy. Flip and cook 1 to 2 minutes, or until lightly browned and cooked through.* Leaving any browned bits (or fond) in the pan, transfer to a plate. 

    *The USDA recommends a minimum safe cooking temperature of 145°F for fish.

    Cook the fish
    Make the pan sauce & serve your dish
    5 Make the pan sauce & serve your dish

    In the pan of reserved fond, heat the butter and pepitas on medium-high until the butter is melted. Once melted, cook, stirring constantly and scraping up any fond, 1 to 2 minutes, or until the foam subsides and the butter is fragrant (it should smell nutty and toasted). Season with salt and pepper. Add the orange juice (carefully, as the liquid may splatter) and honey (kneading the packet before opening). Cook, stirring constantly, 30 seconds to 1 minute, or until the liquid is slightly reduced in volume. Turn off the heat. Taste, then season with salt and pepper if desired. Serve the cooked fish with the cooked rice and cooked collard greens. Top the fish with the pan sauce. Enjoy!

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