Tilapia With Lemon Butter Sauce Recipe

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Tilapia With Lemon Butter Sauce
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  • 6 tilapia fillets
  • 1 large lemon
  • 1 cup milk


  1. Prep the tilapia - Defrost in package, if necessary, rinse and place in glass or plastic bowl. Cover with milk and set aside for 30 minute to soak out as much of the strong flavor as possible - the milk will turn pink.
  2. Using a microplane, zest the lemon, removing as much as possible without getting any of the pith. Juice the lemon and set both the juice and zest aside.
  3. Preheat an electric skillet to 375°F.
  4. Remove the tilapia from the milk and discard the milk. Lightly bread the fish with the fish fry. Add a small amount of olive oil to the skillet and distribute evenly. Place the filets in the oil and fry until the fish is just flaky and the breading is a medium brown.
  5. While the fish is cooking, melt the butter in a small saucepan. add the lemon zest and stir until combined. Whisk in the lemon juice until fully incorporated. You can add more fresh not-from-concentrate lemon juice to taste.
  6. Remove the cooked filets from the skillet, drain on a paper towel. Plate the fish and drizzle the sauce over to taste. Serve with risotto or pilaf and a green vegetable such as asparagus or broccoli.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 327.08 Kcal (1369 kJ)
Calories from fat 181.58 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 20.18g 31%
Cholesterol 102.44mg 34%
Sodium 126.81mg 5%
Potassium 490.75mg 10%
Total Carbs 5.28g 2%
Sugars 2.33g 9%
Dietary Fiber 0.29g 1%
Protein 32.11g 64%
Vitamin C 5.1mg 9%
Vitamin A 0.1mg 3%
Iron 1.7mg 9%
Calcium 85.9mg 9%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 148.63 Kcal (622 kJ)
Calories from fat 82.51 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 9.17g 31%
Cholesterol 46.55mg 34%
Sodium 57.62mg 5%
Potassium 223mg 10%
Total Carbs 2.4g 2%
Sugars 1.06g 9%
Dietary Fiber 0.13g 1%
Protein 14.59g 64%
Vitamin C 2.3mg 9%
Iron 0.8mg 9%
Calcium 39mg 9%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Recipe Tags

Weightwatchers Points

  • 8.2
  • 9

Good Points

  • saturated fat free,
  • low sodium

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