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Tilapia & Lemon Sauce Recipe

Tilapia & Lemon Sauce Recipe

Serve this dish with any tossed salad full of your favorite vegetables and buttered bread. It's easy, quick and unique. And it's great for company, too. —Susan Taul, Birmingham, Alabama
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min. YIELD:4 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup plus 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour, divided
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 4 tilapia fillets (4 ounces each)
  • 2 tablespoons plus 2 teaspoons butter, divided
  • 1/3 cup reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 2 tablespoons white wine or additional reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons minced fresh parsley
  • 2 cups hot cooked rice
  • 1/4 cup sliced almonds, toasted

Directions

  • 1. In a shallow bowl, combine 1/4 cup flour and salt. Dip fillets in flour mixture.
  • 2. In a large nonstick skillet coated with cooking spray, cook fillets in 2 tablespoons butter over medium-high heat for 4-5 minutes on each side or until fish flakes easily with a fork. Remove and keep warm.
  • 3. In the same skillet, melt remaining butter. Stir in remaining flour until smooth; gradually add the broth, wine and lemon juice. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Stir in parsley. Serve fish and sauce with rice; garnish with almonds. Yield: 4 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 fillet with 1/2 cup rice and 4 teaspoons sauce: 334 calories, 12g fat (6g saturated fat), 75mg cholesterol, 586mg sodium, 30g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 1g fiber), 26g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 2 starch, 2 fat.

Reviews for Tilapia & Lemon Sauce

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homemadewithlove User ID: 4311884 256337
Reviewed Nov. 3, 2016

"My family loved the fish and sauce. Didn't have almonds but will try next time. Even used gluten free flour. Served with the Vegetable Trio as pictured."

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xlsalbums User ID: 5254917 253269
Reviewed Aug. 28, 2016

"Fish is really good but there wasn't enough sauce. I would double that next time and add a little more liquid. It thickens pretty quickly and doesn't pour."

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mumsay User ID: 7742579 243338
Reviewed Feb. 6, 2016

"The fish was good - the sauce not so much. I made it with white cooking wine, which ruined the taste. I'll try chicken broth next time."

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mjlouk User ID: 1712085 230379
Reviewed Jul. 29, 2015

"Really good! My kids even are it - without the sauce. Great with some rice and vegetables."

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SRAdair User ID: 5856862 221607
Reviewed Feb. 28, 2015

"This turned out very good. Maybe a little more lemon next time. The toasted almonds were a nice touch. Will be making this again."

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styles4u2 User ID: 6152497 103992
Reviewed Mar. 11, 2014

"This recipe was not only excellent tasting, it was so easy to prepare. My husband said he could eat this anytime! I made this on a Tuesday and since it is Lent, he may get it again on Friday!"

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thomasri User ID: 3737943 179216
Reviewed May. 9, 2013

"Excellent! I used thyme in place of parsely, and used Kentucky Kernal Seasoned flour (doubled) and two cans of chicken broth. This is now my favorite fish dish!"

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crawley3 User ID: 5781750 177740
Reviewed Apr. 2, 2012

"Not usually a big fish person, but this recipe is great.The tilapia doesn't have a strong fishy taste. This recipe is a favorite of our family."

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jenniemsrich User ID: 1772477 95326
Reviewed Mar. 18, 2012

"Loved it!!!"

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JenInTX77 User ID: 6487154 164065
Reviewed Jan. 24, 2012

"Very easy and good! I doubled the lemon juice and didn't even bother with the almonds or parsley. My 6 year old even loved it!"

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brkornhaus User ID: 118422 177739
Reviewed Jan. 23, 2012

"I used frozen pollock instead of tilapia. I cooked the rice with leftover chicken broth instead of water, then seasoned it with a sprinkle of chicken bouillon granules. On the side, I served the Vegetable Trio featured in the magazine. It looked like a restaurant meal and is relatively healthy too. I'll make this again and again!"

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SpinningYogini User ID: 965432 111148
Reviewed Oct. 26, 2011

"I made this last night with Pacific cod. It's quick and easy, yet flavorful."

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raceywlf User ID: 3872239 110542
Reviewed May. 30, 2011

"excellent flavor, I seasoned the tilapia first, salt, pepper, and paprika,

before I dredged in flour, mine were only 2 oz. each so it went very fast. and used oil with a little butter instead, turned out great! thanks for a great recipe!"

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raceywlf User ID: 3872239 179214
Reviewed May. 30, 2011

"excellent flavor, I seasoned the tilapia first, salt, pepper, and paprika,

before I dredged in flour, mine were only 2 oz. each so it went very fast. and used oil with a little butter instead, turned out great! thanks for a great recipe!"

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KarenLiz User ID: 2217422 97536
Reviewed Mar. 21, 2010

"This was a very nice fish recipe for someone (me) who doesn't like cooked fish very much. I added a little extra lemon juice, next time I will add even a little more."

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got2bn2it User ID: 4945736 178105
Reviewed Mar. 16, 2010

"Getting ready to try without the parsley..."

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mythyagain@yahoo.com User ID: 1202636 163946
Reviewed Mar. 11, 2010

"This was fantastic! Quick, easy, uses ingredients I already have and the taste is out of this world!"

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mmay402 User ID: 4805951 177711
Reviewed Mar. 8, 2010

"This was awesome!! it dont make much sauce,but you only need a little."

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hotandspicey User ID: 4926092 97535
Reviewed Mar. 6, 2010

"HAVEN'T TRIED IT YET, BUT I CAN TELL BY THE PICTURE IT'S GOING TO BE GREAT!"

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sflynda User ID: 4577149 95321
Reviewed Mar. 5, 2010

"Loved it, fast & easy to make. Excellent flavors."

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cocosmom0426 User ID: 1967009 177649
Reviewed Jan. 28, 2010

"Tasted like a dinner from a gourmet restuarant. Unbelievably delicious! Used olive oil for frying instead of butter and served with steamed broccoli"

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Wine Pairings

Full-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied white wine such as Chardonnay or Viognier.