Tilapia (Sole or Flounder) with Capers and Almonds

READY IN: 30mins
Recipe by MrsEl

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

Top Review by cookiebaker

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

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.).

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