Tilapia in Butter Sauce

"I got this recipe from one of those cards at the grocery store. I am always trying to find new ways to cook fish as I am not fond of it to begin with and Tiliapia is often one of the less expensive fillets."
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  • 4 tablespoons flour
  • 1 12 lbs tilapia fillets, about 1/2 inch thick
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 6 tablespoons butter, divided
  • 1 lemon, juice of
  • 1 lemon, cut into thin slices
  • minced fresh parsley


  • Season flour to taste with salt and pepper. Dredge fillets in flour mixture, shaking off excess.
  • Heat oil with 2 Tablespoons butter in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add fillets without overlapping, cook in batches if needed.
  • Cook until golden brownon bottom, about 3 minutes. Turn fillets and cook 1 to 2 minutes more or until opaque through the thickest part.
  • Drain fillets on paper towel, transfer to a platter and keep warm. Add remaining 4 Tablespoons butter to the skillet and heat until it froths.
  • Add lemon juice and lemon slices, swirl pan to heat through. Pour butter sauce over fillets immediately before serving. Sprinkle with parsley if desired.

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  1. Loved your recipe and about our brief cooking encounter together...are we now a two-some?
  2. How easy can a recipe be? This went together quick as a wink and tasted Loverly! Made for photo tag.


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