Tilapia With Sweet Onion Ale Sauce

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

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  • 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.
  • In a large nonstick skillet heat butter and olive oil until medium hot. Be careful not to burn the butter!
  • 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.
  • Add onions to pan and cook over medium heat until soft and slightly browned, about 10 minutes.
  • Dust onions in pan with 1 tbsp of the four. Stir and cook 1 minute.
  • Add to onions the lemon juice, beer, salt, and pepper to taste. Simmer, stirring occasionally, about 10 minutes or until sauce is thickened.
  • Stir in lemon zest and return fish and any juices to pan to heat through.
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"Flaky tilapia fillets with a delicious onion, lemon, and beer sauce. Very good served with buttered white or brown rice."
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  1. Shlee
    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
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  2. Vino p.o. prn
    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!
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  3. dtreatfarns
    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".
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  4. I Cook Therefore I
    I made a mistake and used red onions with this recipe because it's all that I had on hand. The fish was just fantastic but the taste of the red onions in this doesn't do the recipe justice, and I just know it would be a million times better with the sweet yellow onions that this recipe calls for. I'm giving this five stars and I have every intention to try it again as soon as I pick up some yellow onions. Not only is this easy, it's mighty tasty but please stick to the yellow onions like the recipe says!!
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  5. erinsky
    Flaky tilapia fillets with a delicious onion, lemon, and beer sauce. Very good served with buttered white or brown rice.
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