Easy Tilapia

Easy Tilapia

129 Reviews 8 Pics
  • Prep

    15 m
  • Cook

    15 m
  • Ready In

    30 m
Recipe by  Elizabeth

“This is a delicious fish made with capers, tomatoes, butter, and white wine that can be used with any fish you like. My husband loves this dish!”

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Original recipe yields 2 servings



  1. Heat a large non-stick skillet over medium heat. Drizzle fillets with olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Place fillets in skillet and sprinkle with half of the lemon over. Cook for 3 minutes per side, or until fish flakes easily with a fork. Transfer fillets to a plate, and keep warm.
  2. Add wine, remaining 1/2 lemon, tomatoes, capers, and salt and pepper to the skillet. Increase heat to medium high and boil for 2 minutes to burn off alcohol. Reduce heat to low and return fillets to the pan along with the asparagus. Cover and simmer 2 minutes more, then transfer fish and asparagus to a serving dish and keep warm.
  3. Again, increase heat to medium high and whisk in butter, and boil to desired consistency. Spoon sauce over fish, and serve.

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I would give this dish 4 stars as written. The changes I made to make it a 5 star recipe for us are as follows: First I soaked my Tilapia in milk for about 2 hours. I then coated the Tilapia with a highly seasoned flour mixture(seasoned pepper, granulated garlic, onion powder, paprika, powdered basil, celery salt, cayenne, ginger, thyme and lemon peel. I also added a hefty sprinkling of Kraft Parmesan Cheese. I sauteed the fish with a bit of minced garlic and extra EVOO, removed to the serving platter, and did not return to the skillet at all. I added the wine ( a Pinot Grigio, capers, lemon, tomato and a few sliced mushrooms. After whisking in the butter, I decided I needed more of a sauce... so I mixed up about 1/4cup of cream with 1 Tbsp. flour, blended it into the skillet and WOW!!! A bit of extra lemon and we had an amazing dinner the other night, one which I am planning on adding to the family cookbook. THANKS!!!!!



Wow, we loved this! My boyfriend made this last night and it was delicious. He used canned, diced tomatoes instead and didn't serve it with asparagas. Watch salting the fish, as the capers add a ton of sodium. We'll be making this again, THANKS!! UPDATE: Made this again, submitted pic, and used asparagas this time and it was even better! We used frozen tilapia, which I don't recommend b/c it's fishier than fresh, but it was still good. The filets were smaller and fell apart a little, o'well still yummy!



Excellent recipe, but I coated filets with flour and seasonings first before frying in olive oil and left the extra salt out since the capers are very salty already! I trippled the recipe as well to have a nice sauce to serve over the talapia and served it on a bed of buttered orzo!! EXCELLENT!!

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Amount Per Serving (2 total)

  • Calories
  • 462 cal
  • 23%
  • Fat
  • 32.6 g
  • 50%
  • Carbs
  • 16.3 g
  • 5%
  • Protein
  • 21.4 g
  • 43%
  • Cholesterol
  • 77 mg
  • 26%
  • Sodium
  • 1726 mg
  • 69%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet



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