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Tilapia with Strawberry-Thyme Sauce

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 30 min.


4 servings

Here's a delicious way to welcome spring. I like to serve the tilapia with polenta and a blend of leeks and green onions that I've roasted in the oven with a little olive oil, salt and pepper. And definitely add a bit of bacon or blue cheese: It lends a hint of saltiness to contrast with the sweet and tangy sauce.


  • 1 cup quartered fresh strawberries
  • 1/2 cup white wine
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 1 fresh thyme sprig
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt, divided
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 4 tilapia fillets (4 ounces each)
  • Optional: Crumbled blue cheese and crumbled cooked bacon


  1. In a small saucepan, combine strawberries, wine, sugar, lemon juice, thyme sprig and 1/4 teaspoon salt. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, until slightly thickened, 15-20 minutes. Discard thyme sprig.
  2. Combine flour, pepper and remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt; sprinkle over tilapia. In a large skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat; add fillets. Cook until fish just begins to flake easily with a fork, 3-4 minutes on each side. Serve with strawberry sauce. If desired, sprinkle with blue cheese and bacon.

Nutrition Facts

1 fillet with 1/4 cup sauce: 221 calories, 5g fat (1g saturated fat), 55mg cholesterol, 337mg sodium, 23g carbohydrate (19g sugars, 1g fiber), 22g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 1-1/2 starch, 1/2 fat.

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