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Thursday, February 7, 2013

Tilapia Piccata

This may be one of my favorite things I have made lately.  When you think of piccata you probably immediately have visions of sitting in a nice Italian restaurant with loads of pasta, bread and Chianti!  Sadly, we rarely go out for Italian food.  I'm not even sure why.  I find it to be super heavy and prefer to make lighter dishes at home, I guess.  Is there one type of food you tend to only eat at home?

So, on with this dish.  I bought a couple of tilapia fillets and pondered how to prepare them.  Piccata it was!  The lemon-heavy sauce is the perfect compliment to the fish.  The bonus?  It only takes about 10 minutes to prepare, perfect for a busy night.  Also, with Lent just around the corner this is sure to be a crowd pleaser.

Tilapia Piccata

2 tilapia fillets
Salt and pepper
1/2 cup flour
1/4 cup white wine
3 Tbsp fresh lemon juice
1 Tbsp capers, drained
3 Tbsp butter

1. Season flour with a bit of salt and pepper.  Dredge the fish in the flour mixture.
2. In a non-stick skillet over medium-high heat melt 1 tablespoon butter.  Add fish and cook a couple of minutes on each side, until flaky.  Remove from skillet.
3. Add wine, lemon juice and capers to skillet.  Cook for about a minute.  Turn off heat and add the remaining 2 tablespoons of butter.  Melt completely.
4. Pour sauce over fish and enjoy.


  1. Looks great, and timely for Lent. Always on the hunt for new fish dishes - year round. It's the largest amount of protein (6 ounces) "allowed" at our house, so Craig loves when we have fish. Thanks for sharing.


    1. I hope you all are doing well! We love fish too and I love an easy recipe. Enjoy!

  2. I have been on the hunt for tilapia recipes! This is perfect!

  3. Love tilapia. Should definitely try this one.