I am a little bit obsessed with dill lately ha! It’s funny that I never grew up having this herb before in our food. It’s not a common herb in Southeast Asian kitchen if I may say so. I learned of this herb while experimenting with some European and South Asia food. Needless to say, I love dill ever since. So great on seafood and eggs. This pan-fried fish with sweet onion and dill is one of my favorite fish recipes.
The fish is marinated in dill and seasoning like fish sauce, which gives it that “umphhh”. The savory and bold taste of the fish paired nicely with the sweet onion and dill. Need me to say it again….it’s a pretty easy meal to fix for your family and looks great on a plate.
PAN-FRIED FISH WITH SWEET ONION AND DILL
- 4 of 6-7 oz tilapia fillets you can leave it whole or cut into large pieces
- 1 large sweet onion peeled and thinly sliced
- 4 stalks of green onions cut into 2-inch pieces
- 1/2 cup of torn fresh dill
- 1 Tbsp of soy sauce or more to taste
- Pinch of sugar
- 3 Tbsp of cooking oil
- Few sprigs of fresh dill
- 1/2 cup of roasted peanuts crushed
- 2 lemons cut into wedges
Combine all the marinade ingredients in a large bowl. Add in the fish and toss to coat everything. Cover and refrigerate and let it marinade for at least 1 hour or overnight is great too
Remove the fish from the marinade. Preheat a large non-stick pan over high heat. Add in about 1 Tbsp of oil. Add in onion, dill, and green onions and saute until the onions are soft, about 3 minutes, season with soy sauce and sugar and tip over to a serving platter
Return the pan back to high heat. Add in 2 Tbsp of oil. Gently arrange the fish on the pan and let it sear for about 3 minutes and use a spatula to turn over and cook for another minute until the fish is cooked through and flake easily. Remoe and arrange on top of the onion. Repeat with the rest of the fish. Garnish with the dill and roasted peanuts. Have a squeeze of lemon juice over it and tuck in