Steamed Tilapia in Wine Sauce

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 20 min.


4 servings

Updated: Jun. 27, 2023
I developed this recipe while working at a local winery. Fast and easy to prepare, it became an instant classic at my house. I use a lively dry pear wine in the sauce and recommend avoiding those that are sweet or semi-sweet. —Tenneille Brewer, Fayette, New York
Steamed Tilapia in Wine Sauce Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 4 tilapia fillets (6 ounces each)
  • 1 teaspoon salt, divided
  • 1/4 teaspoon plus 1/8 teaspoon pepper, divided
  • 1 pound fresh sugar snap peas, trimmed
  • 2 tablespoons minced chives
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 cup dry white wine
  • Hot cooked wild rice


  1. Sprinkle fillets with 3/4 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper. Place each fillet on 1 side of a piece of heavy-duty foil (about 18x12-in. rectangle). Top each fillet with peas, chives and butter. Drizzle with wine; sprinkle with the remaining salt and pepper. Fold foil around fillets and peas, sealing tightly.
  2. Grill, covered, over medium heat 10-15 minutes or until fish flakes easily with a fork. Open foil carefully to allow steam to escape. Spoon juices over fish and peas. If desired, top with additional minced chives. Serve with rice.

Nutrition Facts

1 packet: 281 calories, 9g fat (6g saturated fat), 103mg cholesterol, 717mg sodium, 9g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 3g fiber), 35g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 5 lean meat, 2 fat, 1 vegetable.