Beau Gustafson; Cindy Barr; Kathryn Conrad; Mike Wilson
Prep Time
36 Mins
4 servings

To prepare this easy tilapia recipe, simply sear the fish in a skillet, then top with a citrusy white wine-shallot sauce. Sherry vinegar is mildly acidic. If you can't find it, substitute white wine vinegar.

How to Make It

Step 1

Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Coat pan with cooking spray. Sprinkle fish evenly with 1/4 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper. Add 2 fillets to pan; cook 4 minutes on each side or until fish flakes easily when tested with a fork or until desired degree of doneness. Remove from pan; keep warm. Repeat procedure with remaining fillets.

Step 2

Add white wine to pan; cook 30 seconds or until liquid almost evaporates. Combine shallots and remaining ingredients, stirring well with a whisk; stir in remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt and remaining 1/4 teaspoon pepper. Add shallot mixture to pan; sauté 1 minute or until thoroughly heated, stirring frequently. Place 1 fillet on each of 4 plates; top each serving with about 3 tablespoons sauce.

Ratings & Reviews


January 05, 2016
I have made this recipe a few times in the last couple of months.  It is truly one of the best tilapia recipes I've made!  Love making it with cous cous to soak up the yummy citrus sauce! 

Kim's review

June 10, 2015
Doubled the vinaigrette/sauce recipe because it was nice on the somewhat bland tilapia


May 02, 2015
Wasn't bad, wasn't great.

madhawk's Review

August 21, 2014
The vinaigrette was way too strong for the delicate flavor of tilapia. Too much lemon.

Rmdollish's Review

December 05, 2013
The vinaigrette was very tasty and added a nice flavor to a mild fish. I served it with stir-fry peppers and couscous.

pgawido's Review

July 12, 2013
Fast and fabulous. Like others I subbed onion for shallot and used apple cider vinegar because that's what I had. I served it with steamed broccoli, cauliflower and carrots and just poured the sauce over it all. Yummy!

Mistie's Review

June 24, 2013
Yum! I made this with several slight changes due to what was on hand. I didn't have lemons so I used a lime. No white wine vinegar, but I had citrus champagne vinegar. Also used onions instead of shallots. Served with quinoa and a green salad. No leftovers at my house!

mandofan's Review

March 10, 2013
Meh... Bland.

hspadola73's Review

November 18, 2012
My husband isn't fond of fish, but one bite of this dish and he went "WOW!" This is simple and light, easy to throw together without exotic ingredients or extensive prep time. This one will become a regular in our home.

ToothFairy11's Review

February 03, 2011
AMAZING and easy meal! Usually it is just my husband and I, so I'll broil 2 tilapia fillets while I cook the sauce. I make the entire amount of sauce for 2 (I use a little less oil) and drizzle the remaining sauce over some jasmine rice. Easily one of my favorite recipes!