Tilapia with Jalapeño–Pine Nut Sauce

Samakeh Harrah (sema-key harr-ra)


Preparation info

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Appears in

Classic Lebanese Cuisine: 170 Fresh And Healthy Mediterranean Favorites

Classic Lebanese Cuisine

By Kamal Al-Faqih

Published 2009

  • About

Moist tilapia fillets are arranged in the shape of a fish, then coated in a flavorful sauce of sautéed onions, garlic, and jalapeño combined with fresh cilantro, lemon, and ground pine nuts. The aroma that fills the air while preparing this sauce is amazing. This dish will both impress and delight your dinner guests.


Specialty Ingredients

  • Tahini, found in specialty markets or online.


    Prepare Ahead

    You can prepare the sauce up to 2 days in advance. The fish should be prepared the same day. You can assemble the fish 3 to 4 hours before serving. Store loosely covered in a cool, dry place. Serve as directed.