Tilapia Piccata

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"This might actually eclipse chicken piccata and I do love me some chicken piccata. Bill says it's the best tilapia he ever ate. I kind of think so too. And it's easy easy to make and very quick."

Original recipe yields 2 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (336.9 g)
  • Calories 510.2
  • Total Fat - 29.8 g
  • Saturated Fat - 10.8 g
  • Cholesterol - 77.6 mg
  • Sodium - 885 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 9.7 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 0.9 g
  • Sugars - 1.3 g
  • Protein - 20.8 g
  • Calcium - 24 mg
  • Iron - 1.2 mg
  • Vitamin C - 14.9 mg
  • Thiamin - 0 mg

Step 1

Rinse fish and pat dry; season each side with salt pepper and a little garlic powder, then dredge each side of the fish in flour to coat; shake off excess.

Step 2

Melt butter in a large nonstick skillet with the oil and when moderately hot, pan fry fish 2-3 minutes per side or until just firm- some pieces are thicker, others are thinner and they don't always have a set time. (Check it with a fork to see if it flakes if you're not sure).

Step 3

Remove fish to a plate and keep warm.

Step 4

Add shallot/onion to skillet and cook until tender and beginning to caramelize, then add wine and stir up all the bits or brown in the skillet, then add lemon juice and cook, stirring, until wine sauce is reduced by about half.

Step 5

Stir in the capers and parsley, and then spoon sauce over warm fish.

Tips & Variations

No special items needed.



The ingredients blended so nicely with the wine sauce and tasted so good with the fish. I used a thick piece of cod fillet. It paired well with a specialty salad of beets, goat cheese and walnuts.

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(11 Jan 2018)


This was a tasty recipe I really enjoyed. The recipe did not say how much capers to use so I did not use them. I just served caper berries on the side. Made for the Billboard Recipe Tag Game.

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(21 Apr 2013)


I used flounder instead of tilapia because we love it. I added finely diced tomatoes and green olives in with the shallots and capers. It changed it up just a little but it was delicious nontheless and it's a lovely combination of flavors!

(2 Apr 2013)