Lemon Butter Tilapia

Lemon Butter Tilapia created by Jonathan Melendez

This is my take on a James Beard recipe. So simple and quick, very few ingredients. This is the dish that turned me into a fish lover. Trick is to have everything ready to go when you start. It's fast from start to table.

Ready In:
15mins
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ingredients

  • 12 -16 ounces tilapia fillets
  • 1 lemon, juice of
  • 14 cup chopped fresh parsley
  • 4 tablespoons butter, divided
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 14 - 12 cup flour, for dusting fish

directions

  • Chop parsley and put aside. Juice lemon and put aside.
  • Melt 2 tbs. butter and the olive oil in non-stick skillet
  • Lightly dust fish fillets in flour, season if desired with salt and pepper.
  • When butter stops bubbling, add fish and saute 3-4 min on first side.
  • Turn and finish second side 3-4 min, until done and flaky. Remove to plate and keep warm.
  • Add remaining 2tbs. butter to skillet and melt.
  • Stir in lemon juice and parsley quickly and pour immediately over fish.
  • Serve and enjoy.
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"This is my take on a James Beard recipe. So simple and quick, very few ingredients. This is the dish that turned me into a fish lover. Trick is to have everything ready to go when you start. It's fast from start to table."
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  1. Jonathan Melendez
    Had this for dinner last week and it was a big hit in my house. We all loved it. The fish cooks up perfectly and has such a nice crust to it because of the flour. It's the only way to cook tilapia in my opinion!
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