This piccata recipe calls for tilapia, but you can also substitute most any flaky white fish, or use veal or chicken cutlets. For more quick and easy fish dinners, see our complete collection of fish recipes.
8 ounces uncooked orzo (about 1 1/2 cups)
3/4 cup grape tomatoes, halved
1/2 teaspoon salt, divided
3 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
1/4 teaspoon black pepper, divided
3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
4 (6-ounce) tilapia fillets
3 tablespoons butter, divided
1/4 cup white wine
3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1 tablespoon drained capers
How to Make It
Cook pasta according to package directions, omitting salt and fat. Drain; stir in tomatoes, 1/4 teaspoon salt, parsley, and 1/8 teaspoon pepper. Set aside and keep warm.
Combine remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt, remaining 1/8 teaspoon pepper, and flour in a large shallow dish. Dredge fish in flour mixture. Melt 1 tablespoon butter in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add fish to pan; cook 1 1/2 minutes on each side or until fish flakes easily when tested with a fork or until desired degree of doneness. Remove fish from pan; keep warm.
Add wine, juice, and capers to pan; cook 30 seconds. Remove from heat. Add remaining 2 tablespoons butter to pan; stir until butter melts. Serve fish with sauce and pasta.
Because I live independently and am not old enough to buy alcohol ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ I thought it was great. I did both chicken and fish, so far I have tasted the fish and it was fantastic. The chicken looks even more appetizing so I have high hopes. I also for some reason really don't like raw tomatoes and my mouth can tell when something has just been warmed as opposed to cooked, so I lightly sauteed the tomatoes in a small skillet with margarine and again, loved it. By the way, I honestly never knew parsley was so tasty! I always thought it was just a garnish; My curiosity definitely paid off on that one. And now I have 3 delicious, guilt-free meals for the next few days. This is definitely a repeater
This was amazing. I'm now a convert to fish. The only changes I made were swapping lemon juice for the wine since I didn't have any in the house and doubling the capers. I'll make it the same way next time. Loved the extra lemony zing.
My husband and I both thought this was delicious. I love the lemony caper sauce. This recipe is relatively easy but not super fast; between the orzo, fish dredging and making the sauce, it all took a good 45 minutes to prepare.