Photo: Squire Fox; Styling: Kaitlyn Du Ross 
Hands-on Time
15 Mins
Total Time
15 Mins
Serves 4 (serving size: 1 fillet and about 2 tablespoons sauce)

Incredibly simple, remarkably delicious--this is an entrée that's elegant enough for entertaining and fast enough to brighten weeknight dinner doldrums. Garnish with parsley sprigs, if desired.

How to Make It

Step 1

Sprinkle fish with salt and pepper. Place flour in a shallow dish. Dredge both sides of fish in flour; reserve unused flour. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add 1 tablespoon butter and oil to pan; swirl to coat. Add fish to pan; cook 2 minutes on each side or until fish flakes easily when tested with a fork. Remove from pan; keep warm.

Step 2

Add reserved flour and garlic to pan; cook 90 seconds or until lightly browned, stirring constantly. Add wine and stock, stirring with a whisk; bring to a boil. Cook 2 minutes or until slightly thickened. Remove pan from heat; stir in remaining 1 tablespoon butter, parsley, and lemon juice. Serve fish with sauce.

Chef's Notes

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Ratings & Reviews

I liked it

January 13, 2016
Made this tonight and I loved it. I will make it again. I used all purpose flour and it turned out great. 

gencook's Review

February 16, 2015
This is an excellent fish dish. Quick, easy, and flavorful. But I have to agree with other reviewers that just adding the remaining flour to the pan results in a very pasty sauce. I think 1 or 2 teaspoons of flour would be a better ratio for the sauce. For this reason, I only gave it 4 stars instead od 5.

daneanp's Review

January 20, 2015
Tasty. I agree there is too much flour for the sauce - I had to add some extra broth and it lumped up a bit. Next time, I'll mix the flour in with the wine/broth first then add it to the pan roasted garlic. We used this with a thicker white fish, so I think the tilapia will be delicious too.

mp2908's Review

January 09, 2015

illinicheme's Review

August 16, 2014
My sauce was a goopy mess, possibly because I used all-purpose flour, possibly because I had a toddler hanging off my leg and didn't whisk it fast enough. But the flavor was great. I'll probably try it again.

tpetricini's Review

July 15, 2014
This was really delicious. I, too, was not going to go by quick mixing flour for such a minimal amount so I subbed all-purpose and it turned out amazing. It's not one I'll make again, just because I save only the absolute best, but it was memorable!

JoSkeen's Review

May 29, 2014
Made this for the first time tonight! 1. Super Simple. 2. Tasted like something I would get in a restaurant. 3. Kids (ages 4 and 12) gobbled it up and asked for more. I will be making this again. Served it with rice and fresh green beans. Perfect light summer meal. Squeeze a little lemon on the fish before eating it.

brighteyes8's Review

May 29, 2014
There wasn't anything wrong with this recipe -- it's good, just not terribly exciting. We made it with walleye we just caught and my dad thought it was perfect, and it does allow the flavor of the fish to be the star. I prefer my food a little more richly spiced, but for people who like it mild, this may be perfect. Was quick and easy to do. Served with grilled corn with spicy lime butter and a green salad.

gdrecettes's Review

May 22, 2014
My favorite you forget you're eating Tilapia,I double the quantity of chicken brought

Tmazure's Review

May 13, 2014
Amazing! I was very happy with how easy this was to make and the flavor was very good!