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4-6 Tilapia fillets
1/4 cup plus 1 TBS fresh lime juice
1 tsp. olive oil
1 TBS unsalted butter
5 TBS thickly sliced garlic
3 TBS all-purpose flour
4 TBS chopped fresh cilantro/parsley
salt and freshly ground pepper

Rinse and pat fillets dry. Place in a 2" deep glass or enamel-coated dish. Sprinkle with limejuice. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 1 hour.

In heavy skillet, combine oil and butter and heat over medium heat. Add the garlic and saute just until lightly browned. Using a slotted spoon remove garlic and set aside.

Remove fish (reserve lime juice), pat dry with paper towel. Dust lightly with flour, shaking off excess. Warm the skillet over medium-high heat, frying fish 2 to 3 minutes per side until brown and crisp outside and just done inside. Remove fillets to a warming dish.

Reheat garlic, stir in lime juice, cilantro, salt and pepper. Heat just until the cilantro begins to wilt. Pour over the fillets and serve. Serves 4. – Rainforest Farms