Sauteed Tilapia



If you love fish then this Sauteed Tilapia recipe is for you. Tilapia is a delicate white fish which is perfect for pan sautéing. In just a few minutes you’ll have a light flaky fish with a wonderful, slightly creamy caper sauce to pour over the top.

Tilapia can be found anywhere throughout the year. It can be purchased whole, fresh or frozen and even live at some place. When I make this dish I use either fresh of frozen fillets. It makes it much easier than filleting the fish yourself.

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.

If you normally don’t eat fish, try this Sauteed Tilapia recipe and I’m sure you’ll be making it on a regular basis.


Sautéed Tilapia


  • 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


  • Place the flour in a shallow bowl and season with salt and pepper..
  • Dredge the tilapia filets in the flour.
  • In a large pan, sauté the tilapia fillets in the olive oil until browned on both sides about 3 minutes on each side.
  • Remove fish from the pan and set aside on a warm platter.
  • Add a little more oil to the pan and sauté the onions and garlic until tender.
  • Add the capers, wine, broth and lemon juice to the pan.
  • Bring to a boil and reduce to around half.
  • Turn off the heat and finish the sauce by stirring in the butter.
  • Plate the tilapia and spoon over the sauce.

    Serves 4 people.

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