Pan-Fried Tilapia with White Wine and Capers

4
Total Time
16 min
Prep
8 min
Cook
8 min
Serves
4
Difficulty
Easy
Tilapia is a mild fish that takes on the flavors of the other ingredients. If you can't find tilapia, flounder or any other mild white fish is a good substitute.

Ingredients

white wine

¼ cup(s), dry

fresh tomato(es)

¼ cup(s), seeded and chopped

fresh lemon juice

2 Tbsp

capers

2 Tbsp, drained

garlic clove(s)

1 medium clove(s), minced

dried basil

½ tsp

uncooked tilapia fillet(s)

1½ pound(s), four 6-oz pieces

table salt

½ tsp

black pepper

¼ tsp, freshly ground

all-purpose flour

¼ cup(s)

cooking spray

1 spray(s)

olive oil

1 Tbsp

light butter

2 Tbsp

fresh parsley

2 Tbsp, chopped

lemon(s)

1 medium, cut in wedges (optional)

Instructions

  1. Combine first 6 ingredients, stirring well with a whisk; set aside.
  2. Sprinkle fillets with salt and pepper. Dredge fillets lightly in flour, and coat both sides of fillets with cooking spray.
  3. Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add fillets; cook 3 minutes. Reduce heat to medium; turn fillets, and cook 3 minutes or until fish flakes easily when tested with a fork. Remove from pan.
  4. Add wine mixture to pan; cook 30 seconds, stirring constantly. Remove from heat; stir in butter until melted. Spoon wine mixture over fillets; sprinkle with parsley. Serve with lemon wedges, if desired. Yield: 4 servings (serving size: 1 fillet and 2 tablespoons sauce).

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