Tilapia With Garlic Lime Butter

Total Time
Prep 2 mins
Cook 15 mins

This recipe was somewhat of an accident for me. My mom had prepared some homemade garlic butter for some reason and I mistakenly used it instead of regular butter to saute some Tilapia filets. I usually put lemon on my fish, but we were out, so I used lime juice instead. Everyone really liked it, so I make it all the time now. Even my very picky husband requests it! It's easy to adjust this recipe to feed more or less people.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Melt the butter in a large skillet over medium heat.
  2. Add tilapia fillets (thawed if frozen) to the pan.
  3. Sprinkle the fish with garlic powder (use more or less depending on your tastes).
  4. Pour lime juice over fish (use more or less depending on your tastes).
  5. Saute the tilapia until the fillets are opaque and easily flake with a fork (I usually turn once during cooking).
  6. Serve while hot. I like to serve this with a side of rice pilaf and california blend veggies.
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This was between a four and a five. The lime juice adds a lot of flavor, and was delicious. I did add some pepper, but no salt. The lime juice seemed to take care of that. Because of the ease and speed of the recipe, I'll go with a five, Thanks for sharing!

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