Prep 10 mins
Cook 15 mins
From the South Florida Sun-Times, Thursday, September 22, 2005 This is a very light and easy recipe to make that we have really enjoyed time and time again. Depending on the size of the lemon it can become a bit too much lemon for ones taste so adjust accordingly.
- 14 ounces tilapia fillets, 4 medium fillets
- 1⁄8 cup canola oil
- 1 cup low-fat milk
- flour, enough to lightly coat the fillets
- salt and pepper, to taste
- 2 -3 tablespoons butter
- 1⁄8 cup capers, Drained
- 1⁄8 cup fresh parsley, chopped, adjust to your taste
- 1 -2 lemon
- Peel the lemon removing the inner white membrane, cut into segments and reserve juice.
- Place enough flour in a zip bag to coat the fillets and season the flour with salt and pepper.
- Dip the fillets into the milk and into the flour mixture and shake to coat.
- Remove and shake off any excess flour and repeat with other fillet.
- Heat enough oil to coat the bottom of a skillet and place fillets in oil.
- Brown the fillets on both sides turning only once until the fillets flake easily.
- Remove from skillet to warm serving plates.
- Drain excess oil from pan, wipe out skillet and add in the butter.
- Once melted and slightly browned, add in the lemon with juices, capers and parsley.
- Warm through and spoon over fillets.
- Serve immediately with some steamed vegetables and a mixed green salad.
- A very nice light and healthy dinner for 2.
This was excellent. I had slightly less than 1 lemon on hand, and 2 fillets. I think next time I will absolutely use a little more lemon, but it was delicious as was. It didn't say how much salt, and I think I could probably have added a little more. The capers gave it a nice touch. It was just slightly "tart" with the lemon, without being too sour. I can't wait to get more tilapia and have this again.
This was great! My husband loved the sauce, the kids didn't care for the sauce, but ate plenty of the fish.