13 Reviews

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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Aunt Cookie February 22, 2007

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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Echo0502 July 31, 2009

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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Anabanna March 31, 2014

I made this yet again tonight and even my very picky husband raved about this sauce! I have made it before and served it on tilapia and also chicken and it is fabulous! This sauce is easy to make and tastes fabulous! I love balsamic vinegar and have all kinds and all ages (my oldest is 17 years or so the bottle says!) and am always looking for recipes for sauces that incorporate it. Thanks!

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SuZQ in NE June 21, 2013

Super quick and easy! This made a fast fish dinner much tastier. Thank you!

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kelly in TO March 05, 2013

This sauce is fantastic! I would have never thought of boiling down balsamic vinegar into a syrup. I'm still a novice, and preheated my saucepan, which made the vinegar splash up and noxious fumes to choke me, but i took it off the heat and everything worked out.

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Camel_Cracker July 09, 2009

WOW!! This has a great sauce!!!! If you love balsamic vinegar like i do, PLEASE give this a try!!! You will thank me!!! Enjoy!!!! Thanks CountryLady!!!

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Chef GreanEyes February 17, 2009

That was one good recipe! So simple and very good!!!! Thanks!

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Pokershark August 06, 2008

Thanks for a great fish recipe! I used orange roughy, about half of the butter called for, and an extra splash of balsamic vinegar (I really love balsamic vinegar!). It come out wonderfully.

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Starrynews March 16, 2008
Tilapia With Balsamic Butter Sauce