Grilled Tilapia Piccata for Two Recipe

Grilled Tilapia Piccata for Two Recipe
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Grilled Tilapia Piccata 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
MAKES:
2 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES:
2 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep/Total Time: 25 min.

Ingredients

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

Directions

In a small bowl, whisk lemon peel, lemon juice, oil and garlic until blended; stir in 3 teaspoons basil and capers. Reserve 1 tablespoon mixture for drizzling over cooked fish. Brush remaining mixture onto both sides of tilapia; sprinkle with salt and pepper.
Moisten a paper towel with cooking oil; using long-handled tongs, rub on grill rack to coat lightly. 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: 2 servings.
Originally published as Grilled Tilapia Piccata for Two in Healthy Cooking

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 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.

  • 1/4 teaspoon grated lemon peel
  • 4-1/2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 4-1/2 teaspoons minced fresh basil, divided
  • 1 teaspoon capers, drained
  • 2 tilapia fillets (6 ounces each)
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  1. In a small bowl, whisk lemon peel, lemon juice, oil and garlic until blended; stir in 3 teaspoons basil and capers. Reserve 1 tablespoon mixture for drizzling over cooked fish. Brush remaining mixture onto both sides of tilapia; sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  2. Moisten a paper towel with cooking oil; using long-handled tongs, rub on grill rack to coat lightly. 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: 2 servings.
Originally published as Grilled Tilapia Piccata for Two in Healthy Cooking

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