Grilled Tilapia Piccata Recipe

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Grilled Tilapia Piccata Recipe
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Grilled Tilapia Piccata 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. I love making it for guests because it’s simple, looks lovely and tastes restaurant-worthy. —Beth Cooper, Columbus, Ohio
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MAKES:
4 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES:
4 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep/Total Time: 25 min.

Ingredients

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

Directions

In a small bowl, whisk lemon peel, lemon juice, oil and garlic until blended; stir in capers and 2 tablespoons basil. Reserve 2 tablespoons mixture for drizzling cooked fish. Brush remaining mixture onto both sides of tilapia; sprinkle with salt and pepper.
On a lightly oiled grill rack, grill tilapia, covered, over medium heat or broil 4 in. from heat 3-4 minutes on each side or until fish just begins to flake easily with a fork. Drizzle with reserved lemon mixture; sprinkle with remaining basil. Yield: 4 servings.
Health Tip: Look for U.S. or Canadian tilapia that’s been farmed in closed tanks for the least impact on the environment.
Originally published as Grilled Tilapia Piccata in Healthy Cooking April/May 2010, p57

Nutritional Facts

1 fillet: 206 calories, 8g fat (2g saturated fat), 83mg cholesterol, 398mg sodium, 2g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 0 fiber), 32g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 5 lean meat, 1-1/2 fat.

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  • 1/2 teaspoon grated lemon peel
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 teaspoons capers, drained
  • 3 tablespoons minced fresh basil, divided
  • 4 tilapia fillets (6 ounces each)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  1. In a small bowl, whisk lemon peel, lemon juice, oil and garlic until blended; stir in capers and 2 tablespoons basil. Reserve 2 tablespoons mixture for drizzling cooked fish. Brush remaining mixture onto both sides of tilapia; sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  2. On a lightly oiled grill rack, grill tilapia, covered, over medium heat or broil 4 in. from heat 3-4 minutes on each side or until fish just begins to flake easily with a fork. Drizzle with reserved lemon mixture; sprinkle with remaining basil. Yield: 4 servings.
Health Tip: Look for U.S. or Canadian tilapia that’s been farmed in closed tanks for the least impact on the environment.
Originally published as Grilled Tilapia Piccata in Healthy Cooking April/May 2010, p57

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itsmesusan User ID: 5861704 273271
Reviewed Sep. 20, 2017

"Delicious & sooooo quick & easy to prepare! Every family member loved this - I am making it again, for the 1st night of the Jewish New Year tonight (for company) tonight! I broiled it. I used extra lemon & capers... Plenty of flavor!"

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Summersh User ID: 6640270 272309
Reviewed Aug. 27, 2017

"It was ok."

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Clara User ID: 9220550 269577
Reviewed Jul. 17, 2017

"I found this recipe very bland. If I make it again, I would add more spices. Minced jalapeno among others probably would help a lot. Sorry."

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Cook_aholic User ID: 797539 253519
Reviewed Sep. 1, 2016

"Nice light fish dish. I did cook it in a frying pan because tilapia tends to fall apart on the grill."

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mumsay User ID: 7742579 251950
Reviewed Jul. 27, 2016

"I made this recipe as is, and we thought it was okay, but not great. I'd eat it again, but it's not a favorite."

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justmbeth User ID: 1196484 248897
Reviewed May. 31, 2016

"Nice, light preparation. Made as is."

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hkpepin User ID: 3030797 246645
Reviewed Apr. 5, 2016

"Excellent and easy! I used dried basil rather than fresh and skipped the lemon peel since I didn't have any. I also didn't use the grill (wrong season) and cooked the fish in a skillet instead. Great flavor! I served it with asparagus and my kids ate the fish but I can't say that they loved it. I would absolutely make this again. Good flavor and easy to get on the table quickly."

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LoveMi User ID: 8418317 228048
Reviewed Jun. 16, 2015

"Love this recipe! didn't add the capers because I am just not a fan. Had some left over sauce and put it on the fresh broccoli that I put on the grill, it was amazing!"

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wjjmaj User ID: 4340017 128652
Reviewed Jun. 24, 2013

"One word... WOW!"

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Lorriloves2bake User ID: 6605901 190867
Reviewed Jun. 23, 2012

"We grilled the Tilipia by putting foil on the grill then spraying the foil. There was extra vinaigrette so I added to my cooked portion & it was good."

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