Tilapia in Lemon-Butter Sauce

This is an easy and healthy take on cutlets served picatta style. I wanted to use tilLinkapia to vary my protein sources and I omitted the breading to lighten it up a bit. The result was quick and delicious. Another summer winner, especially when served with oven-roasted potatoes and roasted broccoli!

Tilapia in Lemon-Butter Sauce
adapted from www.cookinglight.com

3/4 c. reduced-sodium chicken broth
1/4 c. fresh lemon juice
2 TBSP capers
3 tsp. butter, divided
2 (6-oz.) tilapia fillets
1/4 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. freshly-ground black pepper
lemon wedges (optional)

1. Combine first three ingredients in a small bowl.

2. Melt 1 tsp. of butter in a large nonstick skillet over low heat.

3. While butter melts, sprinkle fish fillets with salt and black pepper.

4. Increase heat to medium-high; heat 2 minutes or until butter turns golden brown. Add fillets to pan; sauté 3 minutes on each side or until fish flakes easily when tested with a fork. Remove fillets from pan.

5. Add broth mixture to pan, scraping to loosen browned bits. Bring to a boil; cook until reduced to 1/2 c. (about 3 minutes). Remove from heat.

6. Stir in remaining two tsp. butter with a whisk. Serve sauce over fillets. Garnish with lemon wedges, if desired.

One year ago: grilled margherita pizza and summer fruit salad with Sambuca

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  1. Molly Jean
    July 11, 2009 / 4:59 am

    Wow, you weren't kidding! That looks easy and delicious.Thanks for posting this 🙂

  2. Laura
    July 14, 2009 / 2:00 pm

    This looks great! I'm sure the lemon-butter sauce gives the tilapia a ton of flavor. Thanks for sharing!

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