Tilapia With Balsamic Butter Sauce

READY IN: 11mins
Recipe by CountryLady

From Bon Appetit Best of the Year - quick, easy & delicious!

Top Review by Aunt Cookie

This sauce was fabulous, and it couldn't possibly be easier to prepare. I just baked my tilapia and poured this rich, brown sauce over the top...perfect. I don't use a very expensive balsamic vinegar (I wish I could afford it! :) ) but this was even good with a mid-priced vinegar. Thanks so much for posting this! PS I used unsalted butter as suggested, and I would strongly recommend that future cooks do the same...the sauce somehow has a salty taste without that extra salt added.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Simmer vinegar and garlic in a small heavy saucepan over medium heat until reduced to a thick syrup, about 5 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, heat oil in a large skillet over high heat and season fish with salt & pepper; saute until golden, about 2 minutes per side.
  3. Cut butter into 1/2 inch cubes and whisk into saucepan one piece at a time.
  4. Serve fish drizzled with sauce.

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