Tilapia With Sweet Onion Ale Sauce

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 30 mins

Flaky tilapia fillets with a delicious onion, lemon, and beer sauce. Very good served with buttered white or brown rice.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Season tilapia fillets on both sides with paprika, cumin, garlic salt, and pepper, then dust with 2 tbsp of the flour. Set aside in fridge.
  2. In a large nonstick skillet heat butter and olive oil until medium hot. Be careful not to burn the butter!
  3. Add tilapia to pan and brown on first side, about 3-4 minutes. Carefully turn and cook on second side until browned. Remove from pan and tent with foil to keep warm.
  4. Add onions to pan and cook over medium heat until soft and slightly browned, about 10 minutes.
  5. Dust onions in pan with 1 tbsp of the four. Stir and cook 1 minute.
  6. Add to onions the lemon juice, beer, salt, and pepper to taste. Simmer, stirring occasionally, about 10 minutes or until sauce is thickened.
  7. Stir in lemon zest and return fish and any juices to pan to heat through.


Most Helpful

I made this last night and instead of a pale ale I used a white beer and it turned out great ! I added some fresh garlics when i was cooking the onions as well and didnt use garlic salt at all. The sauce thickened up well and had a great taste to it

Shlee May 11, 2010

Overall the dish came together quickly, the spices on the fish were tasty and the texture of the sauce was nice but next time I will add the lemon little by little...the dish became too overpowered by the lemon making it a little sour and hard to taste the flavor from the ale and spices. Very interesting way to serve fish...I will try to make this again! Thanks!

Vino p.o. prn January 19, 2008

Wow! This recipe was great. I tried it on my family tonight and everyone enjoyed it. I thought the seasonings were great and the onions with the beer and lemon was a great complement to the fish! My first review! This is a definite "make again".

dtreatfarns September 09, 2007

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