Roasted Tilapia With Citrus Butter Sauce

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Recipe: #25908

April 08, 2017

"This is out of the Costco magazine called "Fabulous Food"."

Original is 4 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (282.2 g)
  • Calories 392.7
  • Total Fat - 27 g
  • Saturated Fat - 13.3 g
  • Cholesterol - 139.3 mg
  • Sodium - 411.1 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 10.8 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 3.1 g
  • Sugars - 3.1 g
  • Protein - 29.3 g
  • Calcium - 42.3 mg
  • Iron - 1.3 mg
  • Vitamin C - 56.7 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.2 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1

Preheat oven to 400°F.

Step 2

Cut each lemon into 6 thin slices, discarding the ends. Heat a large saute pan that can go into the oven over medium-high heat. Add the lemon slices. Cook until they are lightly charred on both sides, about 2 minutes, using tong to turn the slices. Set the seared lemon slices aside. Wipe out the pan.

Step 3

Thinly slice 4 tablespoon of the butter and place in the freezer to chill. Return the pan to medium heat. Melt the remaining 2 tablespoons butter in the pan. Add the tilapia. Brush the fish with the melted butter to coat the top. Transfer the pan to the oven. Roast until the fish flakes easily using a fork, 10 minutes.

Step 4

Ina a small saucepan, boil shallots and wine over medium-high heat until almost dry, 2 minutes. Add the citrus juices and boil, reducing the liquid whisking vigorously, add the chilled butter a few pieces at a time. The sauce will thicken as the butter melts. Season the sauce with salt and pepper.

Step 5

Using a wide spatula, transfer the roasted tilapia to 4 warmed dinner plates. Spoon the sauce over the fish. Arrange 3 lemon slices on each piece of tilapia. Serve immediately.


No special items needed.

2 Reviews


Very nice fish dish that was well enjoyed today. The sauce is very flavorful and I really like how all three citrus types (lemon, clementine, and lime) is used in this dish. The butter adds to a nice velvety texture. The only thing I did different was add salt and black pepper to the fish filets before cooking them over the stove-top. Thank you Teresa for sharing! Made it for Billboard tag game.


review by:
(6 Jan 2019)


Very good. We had less tilapia than indicated so we only used one lemon but kept the rest of the sauce ingredients -- this makes a lot of sauce, so I probably should have cut the sauce ingredients in half too -- but it was very good! Used sherry instead of wine but otherwise made as directed. Thanks for sharing!


review by:
(27 Apr 2017)

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