Sunday, December 22, 2013

Sponsored Post: Campbell's Dinner Sauces, Holiday Version

This is a sponsored post. All opinions are my own.

The folks over at Campbell's asked me to create another recipe using their Skillet Sauces. This time they were looking for a holiday theme, something I'd serve to my family for Christmas or New Year's. I knew exactly what I wanted to do. I'd had a tough time choosing between the various Skillet Sauces (also available in Marsala, Toasted Sesame, Scampi and Thai Green Curry, which I chose the first time I reviewed these), so I was eager to try another variety.

scampi sauce

I always serve fish or seafood for Christmas Eve. I happened to have two tilapia filets in the freezer so I chose the scampi sauce. Traditionally scampi is served with shrimp, but I knew the delicate white fish would go well with the white wine and garlic scampi sauce.

scampi sauce

This is an incredibly easy dish that comes together in the time it takes to boil the pasta. I coated the fish in egg and flour before shallow frying it in vegetable oil. I drained off the oil and added the sauce to the skillet to heat through, added a squeeze of fresh lemon juice and then tossed the cooked pasta with the sauce. You could also add the fish to the sauce instead, but I wanted to maintain that nice, crispy coating. The meal was on the table in 15 minutes and we all enjoyed this immensely.

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Tilapia Scampi
Makes 2 servings

1/2 cup flour
1 egg
2 tablespoons water
2 pieces tilapia filets
vegetable oil
1 pouch Campbell's Scampi Skillet Sauce
freshly squeezed lemon juice
8oz spagetti, cooked according to package directions
2 tablespoons minced parsley

Place flour in a pie plate. Beat the egg and water in a second pie plate. Gently coat each tilapia filet with flour on both sides, then place in the egg wash, coating on both side, then put back in the flour and coat on both sides.

Add vegetable oil to a large skillet, about 1/2-inch deep. Heat over medium heat. Place tilapia in skillet and cook for about 5 minutes on each side until golden brown. Remove the fish from the skillet and drain off the oil. Wipe the skillet clean. Add the Scampi Skillet Sauce and a squeeze of fresh lemon juice. Toss the cooked pasta with the sauce, then add the fresh parsley.

Divide the pasta between two bowls. Add one tilapia filet to each bowl and serve.

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