Sauteed Tilapia

Sauteed Tilapia

The sauce is a simple one. It’s a traditional caper sauce made with a wine, broth and lemon reduction finished with butter which thickens the sauce up a bit and gives it a sweeter creamier flavor.

Sautéed Tilapia


Serves 4 people.

  • 1 cup of flour for dredging

  • 1 tsp of salt

  • 1 tsp of fresh ground black pepper

  • 1 pound of tilapia fillets

  • 2 Tbls of olive oil

  • 1 bunch of long green onion, chopped

  • 2 cloves of garlic, finely chopped.

  • 1 Tbls of capers

  • 3/4 cup of white wine

  • 1/2 cup chicken broth

  • Juice of 1 lemon

  • 2 Tbls of butter


  1. Place the flour in a shallow bowl and season with salt and pepper..

  2. Dredge the tilapia filets in the flour.

  3. In a large pan, sauté the tilapia fillets in the olive oil until browned on both sides about 3 minutes on each side.

  4. Remove fish from the pan and set aside on a warm platter.

  5. Add a little more oil to the pan and sauté the onions and garlic until tender.

  6. Add the capers, wine, broth and lemon juice to the pan.

  7. Bring to a boil and reduce to around half.

  8. Turn off the heat and finish the sauce by stirring in the butter.

  9. Plate the tilapia and spoon over the sauce.

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