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Grilled Tilapia with Lemon Basil Vinaigrette for Two Recipe
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Grilled Tilapia with Lemon Basil Vinaigrette for Two Recipe

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“We aren’t big fish eaters, but a friend made this for us, and we couldn’t believe how wonderful it was! Now we eat it regularly. It’s simple, looks lovely and tastes restaurant-worthy.” Beth Cooper - Columbus, Ohio
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES:2 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES: 2 servings

Ingredients

  • 4-1/2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 4-1/2 teaspoons minced fresh basil, divided
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 teaspoon capers, drained
  • 1/4 teaspoon grated lemon peel
  • 2 tilapia fillets (6 ounces each)
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper

Nutritional Facts

1 fillet equals 206 calories, 8 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 83 mg cholesterol, 398 mg sodium, 2 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 32 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 5 lean meat, 1-1/2 fat.

Directions

  1. For vinaigrette, in a small bowl, whisk the lemon juice, 3 teaspoons basil, olive oil, garlic, capers and lemon peel; set aside 1 tablespoon for sauce. Sprinkle fillets with salt and pepper. Brush both sides of fillets with remaining vinaigrette.
  2. Using long-handled tongs, moisten a paper towel with cooking oil and lightly coat the grill rack. Grill, covered, over medium heat or broil 4 in. from the heat for 3-4 minutes on each side or until fish flakes easily with a fork. Brush with reserved vinaigrette and sprinkle with remaining basil. Yield: 2 servings.
Originally published as Grilled Tilapia with Lemon Basil Vinaigrette for Two in Healthy Cooking

Nutritional Facts

1 fillet equals 206 calories, 8 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 83 mg cholesterol, 398 mg sodium, 2 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 32 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 5 lean meat, 1-1/2 fat.

Light-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.

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