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    Tilapia With Balsamic Butter Sauce

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    11 mins

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

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    1. 1
      Simmer vinegar and garlic in a small heavy saucepan over medium heat until reduced to a thick syrup, about 5 minutes.
    2. 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. 3
      Cut butter into 1/2 inch cubes and whisk into saucepan one piece at a time.
    4. 4
      Serve fish drizzled with sauce.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on February 22, 2007


      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.

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    • on July 31, 2009

      We really liked the sauce. It IS good. We just thought that Tilapia is too mild a fish to stand up to this strong of a sauce. Balsamic vinegar on it's own is strong enough, but as a reduction, it packs quite a whallop. I used 25 year old aged Balsamic vinegar, so maybe the problem was mine...the longer the age, the stronger the vinegar. But, I did make it again last night as a sauce for a pork roast. Outstanding !

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    • on March 31, 2014


      I don't think it needs to be reduced. I only used like a T butter. We liked it, but prefer lemony tilapia.

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    Nutritional Facts for Tilapia With Balsamic Butter Sauce

    Serving Size: 1 (145 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 6

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 265.1
    Calories from Fat 175
    Total Fat 19.5 g
    Saturated Fat 10.6 g
    Cholesterol 97.3 mg
    Sodium 61.1 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 0.1 g
    Dietary Fiber 0.0 g
    Sugars 0.0 g
    Protein 22.9 g

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