tilapia with white wine + caper sauce

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I hate tilapia. For some reason, I’ve always associated it with the awful, rotten-smelling seafood counters at low-end grocery stores. Let me explain. My very first endeavor in cooking fish involved a trip to one of these sad grocery stores. I asked if they had any perch (which was what my recipe called for) and the woman behind the counter wrinkled her nose, scratched her weave with a ballpoint pen and informed me that I could use tilapia instead, or, as she called it, “African perch.”

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The fish I went home with not only stunk up my entire apartment while cooking, it also left me hugging the toilet later that night in a severe bout of food poisoning. So, as you can see, tilapia and I have had a rough go of it. But tonight, this little swimmer may have redeemed itself. Of course, I did dump a good amount of wine and butter on top of it, which in my experience, can elevate just about ANYTHING.

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So for those of you needing a great weeknight meal and are in a tight budget, schedule or waistband, you’re welcome.

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