Tilapia is a delicate piece of fish that is readily available at most grocery stores. This recipe works well with tilapia but can be used with other types of white fish like sole, cod, halibut or snapper. The fish can be fresh or cooked from frozen. If cooking from frozen the cook time will just take longer. The oyster sauce glaze is surprisingly sweet and is packed with taste.
3 tilapia filets
2 tbsp unsalted butter, melted
4 tbsp of oyster sauce
1 tbsp orange zest
Salt and pepper
- Preheat the water bath to 134°F.
- Using a sharp knife, slice each of the tilapia filets down the center to create 6 separate pieces.
- Season the tilapia with salt and pepper on all sides.
- Place the tilapia into a bag. Vacuum seal the bags closed or use the water displacement method if using a resealable bag.
- Insert the bags into the water bath and cook for 45 minutes.
- Remove the tilapia from the water bath and the bags. Pat dry using a paper towel.
- Turn the oven broiler to the highest setting and move oven rack to the uppermost level.
- Using a small mixing bowl combine the butter and oyster sauce.
- Place the tilapia on a broiler safe pan. Baste the tilapia with the oyster glaze. Insert the pan into the oven under the broiler. The glaze should begin to bubble and become thicker, approximately 90 seconds.
- Remove from the oven and place the tilapia on a serving platter, top with the orange zest and serve.