Tilapia (Sole or Flounder) with Capers and Almonds

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 20 mins

A company-worthy fish dinner with lemon, capers and almonds. Recipe is from the newspaper.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 34 cup flour
  • salt & freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 12 lbs fish fillets
  • 2 tablespoons butter, divided
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil, divided
  • 14 cup slivered almonds
  • 14 cup drained capers
  • 1 dash lemon juice


  1. Mix flour, salt and pepper.
  2. Coat fish in flour mixture, shaking off the excess.
  3. In a large nonstick skillet, melt 1 1/2 tsp butter in 1 tsp of the oil.
  4. Cook the filets in batches over medium heat 3 to 4 minutes per side or until golden crisp; turning once.
  5. Transfer to a plate and cover with foil to keep warm.
  6. Repeat for each batch adding additional oil and butter as needed.
  7. Add remining 1 Tbsp butter and the almonds to skillet.
  8. Cook 2 minutes or until golden.
  9. Add capers and lemon juice cooking 1 minute or until heated through.
  10. Pour sauce over fish and serve immediately.
  11. (I like a lot of flavor and would double sauce if serving 4.).
Most Helpful

5 5

My family loves this recipe. I have made it 5 times already. I prepared recipe as stated and took MRSEL's advice and doubled sauce. Outstanding! The saltiness of the capers and browned butter almonds adds so much to this dish

4 5

My DH and I enjoyed this classic fish preparation, and scraped up every last crispy, browned almond and tangy caper on our plate. I was confused by the term "Sauce" used in this recipe. The small amount of butter and the juice of half a lemon sizzled in a hot pan, does not create more than a drop or two of liquid. But the browned almonds and capers were a delicious garnish and we enjoyed your recipe.

5 5

Really good! I ended up cooking the sauce in a separate pan while cooking the fish. I didn't want the fish to get soggy in the oven while waiting for the sauce. The only almonds I had in the pantry were whole, so I just chopped them up and used them. The flavors blended perfectly! I'll definitely be making this again. Thanks!