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Lemon Butter Tilapia Fillet Recipe

This lemon butter tilapia fillet recipe is easy to make, family friendly, and so delicious! You'll love this simple, easy, weeknight dinner recipe!

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This tilapia recipe is made in a lemon butter sauce that goes great with pasta or veggies. You can serve this simple fish recipe with pasta, steamed veggies, or a salad.

One of the main reasons I love to serve tilapia recipes to my family is that it's a very simple and mild fish flavor. It can take on pretty much whatever flavors you surround it with!

Another reason to love tilapia fillet recipes is the fact that they cook super quickly. Most of my tilapia recipes can be on the table ready to eat in 30 minutes or less!

Finished lemon butter tilapia ready to eat with pasta on the side.

Even frozen tilapia fillets can be ready in a flash, it's why there's always some in the freezer for those weeknights when I need a quick dinner recipe that is wholesome and family friendly.

Here is what you'll need to make my lemon butter tilapia fillet recipe:

This is a very simple tilapia fillet recipe that calls for things you likely already have on hand. I love recipes like this because I know I can pull out some fresh or frozen tilapia fillets and make a tasty meal without having to run to the store for ingredients.

For this lemon butter tilapia you will need seasoning salt, all purpose flour, tilapia fillets, butter, some white wine, lemon juice, and some dried parsley.

Featured image showing the finished lemon butter tilapia fillet recipe ready to eat.

Because all of these things are easy to keep on hand I usually do just that, then I can make this recipe whenever we're in a pinch and need a quick meal idea!

If you want to serve this tilapia with pasta you'll also need that! I like to serve the recipe with linguini or spaghetti, you can use whole wheat for an added punch of nutrition.

How to make this easy tilapia fillet recipe:

Preheat a large saute pan on medium-high heat for 2-3 minutes.

On a plate, mix seasoning salt with 2 Tbsp flour, and dredge the tilapia in the mixture.

Place 2 Tbsp butter in a hot pan, then add tilapia fillets.

Cook 3-5 minutes then add 2 Tbsp more butter.

Flip fillets and cook for 3-5 more minutes or until fish is golden and flakes easily.

Pin showing the finished lemon butter tilapia fillet recipe ready to eat.

Remove fish from the pan and cover to keep warm.

Add wine to pan along with 4 Tbsp butter, 2 tsp flour, and lemon juice to the pan.

Heat and whisk 1-2 minutes or until thickened.

Stir in parsley and serve butter sauce over fish.

If cooking on a gas stovetop, turn off the heat before adding wine!

Here are some other tilapia recipes for you to try:

If you are looking for even more delicious ways to serve tilapia, these recipes will help!

Tilapia is a relatively inexpensive fish that is easy to keep on hand fresh or frozen, add some to your meal plan for next week and use these recipes to make family friendly favorites in a flash!

Yield: 4 Servings

Lemon Butter Tilapia Fillet Recipe

Featured image showing the finished lemon butter tilapia fillet recipe ready to eat.

This lemon butter tilapia fillet recipe is easy to make, family friendly, and so delicious! You'll love this simple, easy, weeknight dinner recipe!

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 tsp seasoning salt
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour, separated
  • 4 tilapia fillets
  • 1 stick butter, separated
  • 1 cup white wine
  • 2 1/2 Tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tsp dried parsley

Instructions

  1. Preheat a large saute pan on medium-high heat for 2-3 minutes.
  2. On a plate, mix seasoning salt with 2 Tbsp flour, and dredge the tilapia in the mixture.
  3. Place 2 Tbsp butter in a hot pan, then add tilapia fillets.
  4. Cook 3-5 minutes then add 2 Tbsp more butter.
  5. Flip fillets and cook for 3-5 more minutes or until fish is golden and flakes easily.
  6. Remove fish from the pan and cover to keep warm.
  7. Add wine to pan along with 4 Tbsp butter, 2 tsp flour, and lemon juice to the pan.
  8. Heat and whisk 1-2 minutes or until thickened.
  9. Stir in parsley and serve butter sauce over fish.

Notes

If cooking on a gas stovetop, turn off the heat before adding wine

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

4

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 528Total Fat: 28gSaturated Fat: 16gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 10gCholesterol: 158mgSodium: 1043mgCarbohydrates: 14gFiber: 1gSugar: 1gProtein: 46g
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