Photo: Alexandra Grablewski; Styling: Gerri Williams
Prep Time
5 Mins
Cook Time
15 Mins
Total Time
20 Mins
Serves 4

Tilapia Piccata is a spin on the traditional Italian dish of veal or chicken piccata. Flaky tiliapia and tangy capers with fresh lemon juice and white wine deliver exceptional flavor to this classic dish. Feel free to substitute most any flaky white fish for the tilapia, if desired.



How to Make It

Step 1

Sprinkle fish lightly with salt and dredge in flour on both sides to coat. Warm 1 Tbsp. each oil and butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat until butter melts. Sauté 2 fillets, turning once, until browned on both sides and cooked through, 3 to 4 minutes total. Transfer to a plate; cover with foil to keep warm. Repeat with another Tbsp. oil and butter and remaining fish.

Step 2

Pour wine and lemon juice into skillet and bring to a boil. Remove from heat and stir in capers, parsley and remaining 1 Tbsp. butter; keep stirring until butter melts. Place each fillet on a plate, pour sauce over fish and serve immediately.

Ratings & Reviews

104jewel's Review

March 04, 2013
Super dish! I substituted white wine vinegar for wine, and added diced onions as another reader suggested. Quick, easy recipe. Looking forward to cooking it again!

Vjenningscpm's Review

October 06, 2013
Fabulous! This was really great! My husband is not a fish lover and is still not however he ate the dish without complaining AND did not request tartar sauce. This is a big step! It seems very healthy also.

WigiMe's Review

April 09, 2014

Bianca09's Review

September 26, 2012
This was as delicious as I figured it would be. Fish is always best with a simple sauce and having tried this with chicken it was even better with tilapia. Very easy and quick to make. I served it with calabacitas yum!

Roxona's Review

June 10, 2013
If you like chicken piccata and fish, you are going to LOVE this dish even better. I made this for family, and they loved it so much that next time I'm going to double the recipe, so everyone can have seconds. This is quick, easy and can be made with any white fish, so,check your grocery ads and treat yourself!

Wifetocook's Review

May 09, 2012

AnnLef's Review

September 07, 2013
Very good. Will definitely make again.

Camille468's Review

October 14, 2012
Yummy, I added onions to the sauce and didn't let them cook all the way and it added a crunchy yummy element