Tilapia & Lemon-Caper Sauce with Orzo, Zucchini & Peppers

Tilapia & Lemon-Caper Sauce

with Orzo, Zucchini & Peppers

35 MIN
+$1.45/serving 4 Servings
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    From the Test Kitchen

    For an easy take on classic Italian piccata, we’re cooking flaky tilapia in a lemony butter sauce cooked with capers. It’s a bright finish to a simple bed of orzo pasta, tossed with verdant bites of zucchini and crisp bell peppers.
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    Tilapia & Lemon-Caper Sauce with Orzo, Zucchini & Peppers
    Title
    • 18 oz Tail-On Shrimp (Peeled & Deveined)
    • ½ lb Orzo Pasta
    • 2 Zucchini
    • 1 bunch Parsley
    • 2 cloves Garlic
    • 1 Lemon
    • 2 Tbsps Butter
    • 2 Tbsps Crème Fraîche
    • 1 Tbsp Capers
    • 1 Tbsp Weeknight Hero Spice Blend (Onion Powder, Garlic Powder, Smoked Paprika & Whole Dried Parsley)
    • 2 Red, Yellow, Or Orange Bell Peppers
    Prepare the ingredients
    1 Prepare the ingredients

    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. Quarter the zucchini lengthwise, then cut crosswise into 1/2-inch pieces. Cut off and discard the stems of the peppers. Quarter lengthwise; remove the ribs and seeds, then thinly slice. Peel and roughly chop 2 cloves of garlic. Halve the lemon crosswise; squeeze the juice into a bowl, straining out the seeds. Roughly chop the parsley leaves and stems.

    Cook the pasta
    2 Cook the pasta

    Add the pasta to the pot of boiling water. Cook, uncovered, 7 to 9 minutes, or until tender. Turn off the heat. Drain thoroughly and return to the pot.  

    Cook the vegetables & finish the pasta
    3 Cook the vegetables & finish the pasta

    Meanwhile, in a large pan (nonstick, if you have one), heat 2 teaspoons of olive oil on medium-high until hot. Add the zucchini pieces in an even layer. Cook, without stirring, 2 to 3 minutes, or until lightly browned. Add the sliced peppers and chopped garlic; season with salt and pepper. Cook, stirring occasionally, 2 to 3 minutes, or until slightly softened. Turn off the heat. Transfer to the pot of cooked pasta. Add the crème fraîche and a drizzle of olive oil; stir to thoroughly combine. Taste, then season with salt and pepper if desired. Cover to keep warm. Wipe out the pan.

    Cook the shrimp & serve your dish
    4 Cook the shrimp & serve your dish

    Pat the shrimp dry with paper towels (remove the tails, if desired); place in a large bowl. Season with salt, pepper, and enough of the spice blend to coat (you may have extra). Toss to coat.In the same pan, heat 2 teaspoons of olive oil on medium-high until hot. Add the seasoned shrimp in an even layer. Cook, without stirring, 2 to 3 minutes, or until slightly opaque. Add the butter, capers, and lemon juice (carefully, as the liquid may splatter). Cook, stirring constantly, 1 to 2 minutes, or until the shrimp are coated, opaque, and cooked through. Turn off the heat. Serve the cooked shrimp and sauce over the finished pasta. Garnish with the chopped parsley. Enjoy!

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    Prepare the ingredients
    1 Prepare the ingredients

    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. Quarter the zucchini lengthwise, then cut crosswise into 1/2-inch pieces. Cut off and discard the stems of the peppers. Quarter lengthwise; remove the ribs and seeds, then thinly slice. Peel and roughly chop 2 cloves of garlic. Halve the lemon crosswise; squeeze the juice into a bowl, straining out the seeds. Roughly chop the parsley leaves and stems.

    2 Cook the pasta

    Add the pasta to the pot of boiling water. Cook, uncovered, 7 to 9 minutes, or until tender. Turn off the heat. Drain thoroughly and return to the pot.  

    Cook the pasta
    Cook the vegetables & finish the pasta
    3 Cook the vegetables & finish the pasta

    Meanwhile, in a large pan (nonstick, if you have one), heat 2 teaspoons of olive oil on medium-high until hot. Add the zucchini pieces in an even layer. Cook, without stirring, 2 to 3 minutes, or until lightly browned. Add the sliced peppers and chopped garlic; season with salt and pepper. Cook, stirring occasionally, 2 to 3 minutes, or until slightly softened. Turn off the heat. Transfer to the pot of cooked pasta. Add the crème fraîche and a drizzle of olive oil; stir to thoroughly combine. Taste, then season with salt and pepper if desired. Cover to keep warm. Wipe out the pan.

    4 Cook the shrimp & serve your dish

    Pat the shrimp dry with paper towels (remove the tails, if desired); place in a large bowl. Season with salt, pepper, and enough of the spice blend to coat (you may have extra). Toss to coat.In the same pan, heat 2 teaspoons of olive oil on medium-high until hot. Add the seasoned shrimp in an even layer. Cook, without stirring, 2 to 3 minutes, or until slightly opaque. Add the butter, capers, and lemon juice (carefully, as the liquid may splatter). Cook, stirring constantly, 1 to 2 minutes, or until the shrimp are coated, opaque, and cooked through. Turn off the heat. Serve the cooked shrimp and sauce over the finished pasta. Garnish with the chopped parsley. Enjoy!

    Cook the shrimp & serve your dish
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