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Tilapia with Lemon Caper Sauce

My husband and I are always trying to increase the amount of fish in our diet. This recipe is fast, easy and enjoyable, even for non-fish lovers. —Catherine Jensen, Blytheville, Arkansas
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
  • Makes
    4 servings


  • 4 tilapia fillets (6 ounces each)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 cup reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 tablespoon drained capers
  • Lemon wedges, optional
  • Hot cooked pasta, optional


  • Sprinkle tilapia with salt and pepper. Dust lightly with flour.
  • In a large skillet, heat oil over medium heat. Add tilapia; cook until lightly browned and fish just begins to flake easily with a fork, 3-5 minutes per side. Remove from pan; keep warm.
  • Add broth, lemon juice, butter and capers to same skillet; cook and stir until mixture is reduced by half, about 5 minutes. Spoon over tilapia. If desired, serve with pasta and lemon wedges.
Nutrition Facts
1 fillet with 1 tablespoon sauce: 207 calories, 8g fat (3g saturated fat), 90mg cholesterol, 500mg sodium, 2g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 0 fiber), 32g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 5 lean meat, 1/2 fat.

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  • Jason
    May 7, 2019

    Fish was great...just go easy on the salt. Sauce was very strong. I was tripling the recipe and I ended up adding an additional tablespoon of butter, and 2 tablespoons of heavy cream, and it ended up alright...still might take the lemon juice down a notch.

  • texasczech
    Jul 24, 2017

    I made this with tilapia last week and the entire family loved it. Tonight I'm going to try it with chicken. Be sure to double or even triple the sauce. Such a simple and quick recipe! Thanks!

  • krindfleisch
    Jul 14, 2017

    Very good!