Tilapia for Company

READY IN: 25mins
Recipe by Thellie

This is an easy yet "fancy" look for tilapia. The original recipe called for 1 1/2 lbs. shrimp instead of fish fillets. I served this w/cheese grits, yellow squash and green salad.

Top Review by Carrie September

This is wonderful! I have made it 3 times now and will continue to make it. Even the fish haters in my family have tried it and liked it! I uploaded a couple of photos of tonights dinner. Garlic and olive oil sauteed spinach and couscous made a wonderful bed for the fish and sauce. We have had it with rice pilaf as well and like that better than the couscous because there is a little more flavor but ultimately it's the fish that makes this dish! YUM!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cook bacon in large skillet 'til crisp. Approximately 5 minutes. Remove and chop.
  2. Reserve 1 Tbl of bacon grease in skillet.
  3. To hot skillet add olive oil; then fish (two fillets at a time, keeping first two warm).
  4. Cook 2 or 4 minutes. Turn fish after salting and peppering first side.
  5. Fish is done when it can be flaked w/fork.
  6. Add garlic, bacon and mushrooms (if using). Toss to coat.
  7. Add wine and lemon juice.
  8. Return first fillets to skillet.
  9. Add scallions last 20 seconds.
  10. Arrange fillets on a platter or individual plates and spoon sauce, scallions over.

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