Tilapia With Creamy Leeks

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 20 mins

I found this on the Epicurious website, and my husband loved it served with buttered garlic noodles and steamed green beans. The original recipe called for Pollock or Pacific cod, but I always have Tilapia on hand for this easy dish.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Whisk together sour cream and flour.
  2. Put leeks in a heavy skillet with butter, 1/3 cup water, salt and pepper. Cover skillet with a tight fitting lid and simmer over medium heat, stirring once or twice, until leeks are tender, about 10 minutes.
  3. Stir in sour cream mixture and remaining 1/3 cup water.
  4. Season fish with salt and pepper and add to leeks and cook, covered, until just cooked through, 8 to 10 minutes.
  5. Serve sprinkled with dill.


Most Helpful

This recipe is excellent! My husband says it's the tastiest prepared tilapia he's had and I agree. I used light sour cream and reduced the butter by half and it was still very decadent. Highly recommend!

mmnelson317 January 13, 2011

I didn't have sour cream on hand so I substituted heavy cream. Loved it, thank you!

trixiefaux December 08, 2009

This was really good. 1st time the hubby and I tried leeks have to say they were great. This will be part of my regulars. Thanks for the recipe!

bet0625 August 12, 2009

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