Monday, August 10, 2015

Spinach and Mushroom Tilapia Scampi

When you hear the word scampi in any recipe, I am sure the first thing that comes to mind is shrimp scampi. I know it does in my mind. However, I decided to play around with the usual and come up with something exciting and new!!

The idea for this wonderful fish dish came from a great butter I received to sample. When I saw the Scampi Butter from Epicurean Butter in my sample selection, I knew I had to create something new and exciting.

I knew I wanted to create a recipe with seafood as the main ingredient but I did not want to reinvent the wheel with shrimp. So, I turned to my favorite fish, tilapia and two of my favorite produce selections, spinach and mushrooms. The combination was amazing and I know you will love this take on a standard seafood dish.

Now, on to the recipe!!

Spinach and Mushroom Tilapia Scampi
Recipe by The Busy Cooking Momma

You will need:

6 tilapia fillets, patted dry
1 3.5 oz container Scampi Butter
1 16 oz package fresh spinach
1 8 oz package baby bella mushrooms, sliced
2 tomatoes, diced

In a prepared baking dish, arrange your fish fillets.

On each fillet, spread the scampi butter (approximately 2 Tbsp).

Place in a 375 degree oven and bake for 20 minutes. While the fish is baking, add 2 1/2 Tbsp of scampi butter to a large skillet and allow to melt.

 Add in the mushrooms and saute for about 5 minutes.


Now, add in the spinach. Fill the skillet full because the spinach will shrink considerably.

Add in the remaining scampi butter.

Give everything a good stir and place a lid on the skillet.

Cook for about 10 minutes, stirring every once in a while.

Remove from heat and add in the tomatoes.

Once fish is done baking, plate and serve.

The flavor of this dish was amazing. I loved how the scampi flavor came through all aspects of the dish. I also loved that the scampi flavor was not too overpowering. Epicurean Butter has done a fabulous job giving you great scampi flavor without the overkill like in some scampi based products. I really enjoyed that about this product.

I hope you enjoy!!

Love to you all from The Busy Cooking Momma!!

Disclosure: Scampi Butter sample was received from Epicurean Butter to review. All text and opinions are my own.


Spinach and Mushroom Tilapia Scampi
Recipe by The Busy Cooking Momma
Printable recipe available here

Prep Time: 10 minutes                        Cooking Time: 20 minutes               Difficulty: Easy

Ingredients:
6 tilapia fillets, patted dry
1 3.5 oz container Scampi Butter (Epicurean Butter)
1 16 oz package fresh spinach
1 8 oz package baby bella mushrooms, sliced
2 tomatoes, diced

Directions: 
1. In a prepared baking dish, arrange the tilapia fillets.
2. Spread each fillet with scampi butter, covering generously (approximately 2 Tbsp).
3. Bake fish for 20 minutes in a 375 degree oven.
4. While fish is baking, melt 2 1/2 Tbsp of  scampi butter in a large skillet.
5. Add mushrooms and saute for 5 minutes.
6. Add in spinach and rest of scampi butter. Gently stir to combine all ingredients.
7. Place lid on skillet and allow to cook for 10 minutes.
8. Once time has elapsed, remove skillet from heat and add in tomatoes.
9, Serve fish and spinach/mushroom saute with your favorite side dish or a garden salad. Enjoy!

10 comments :

  1. Wow this recipe looks wonderful. That butter sounds great too. I wonder if we can buy it around here.

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    1. Thank you Pamela! According to the information I seen from the company, it states it is sold in Kroger stores. I haven't personally went in search of yet, but I plan to in the near future. Also, you can order from the website.

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    2. I am so totally making this tonight. I do not shop at Kroger, for it's not near me. But I've my WINCO and it's just as good, I think. I cannot wait to try this!!!

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    3. Tiff M-L, please let me know what you think. I hope you enjoy!!

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    4. Tiff M-L, please let me know what you think. I hope you enjoy!!

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  2. This looks delicious Sissy! Well done!

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  3. Yay! So excited for you! Love seeing your first butter recipe. :)

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  4. Yay! So excited for you! Love seeing your first butter recipe. :)

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