Tilapia Piccata for Two

READY IN: 20mins
Recipe by gailanng

A tip: Soaking the tilapia in a small amount milk for about 15-20 minutes prior removes some of the fishy taste.

Top Review by Sharon123

This was delicious! I used trout fillet because that's what I had on hand. The sauce made the dish. Thanks for a yummy dinner!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a pie pan or other shallow dish, mix together flour, salt and pepper.
  2. In a saute pan large enough to fit both pieces of fish, heat 2 tablespoons olive oil over high heat.
  3. While pan is heating, dredge fish in flour mixture, completely coating fish but shaking off any excess. Place fish in saute pan and cook for about 4 minutes on each side, until almost done.
  4. Remove fish from pan and set aside. Turn heat down to medium-low and add remaining olive oil.
  5. Add green onions and cook for 3 minutes or until just tender. Add garlic and cook for another 2 minutes. Add white wine and reduce by half.
  6. Add capers and lemon zest and juice and cook for 2 minutes. Add butter and stir to melt. The sauce should be slightly thickened.
  7. Return fish to pan, turn to coat with sauce and cook for 3-5 minutes or until fish is done.

Join the Conversation

  • all
  • reviews
  • tweaks
  • q & a