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Pan-Seared Tilapia with Lime-Butter Sauce

Pan-Seared Tilapia with Lime-Butter Sauce
  • Prep 30 min
  • Total 30 min
  • Ingredients 13
  • Servings 6
Tilapia and a buttery citrus sauce make a wonderful pair for any occasion.

Ingredients

Sauce

  • 1/2 cup dry white wine or chicken broth
  • 3 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 3 tablespoons finely chopped shallots
  • 3/4 cup whipping cream
  • 1 teaspoon grated lime peel
  • 1/4 cup cold butter, cut into 4 pieces
  • 2 to 3 teaspoons Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper

Tilapia

  • 6 skinless tilapia fillets or other medium-firm fish fillets (6 oz each)
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1/4 cup pepitas (hulled pumpkin seeds)

Directions

  • 1
    In 2-quart saucepan, heat wine, lime juice and shallots to boiling over medium-high heat. Boil uncovered 4 minutes, stirring occasionally, until liquid is reduced by half.
  • 2
    Add whipping cream. Heat to boiling, stirring occasionally. Reduce heat to medium; boil uncovered about 6 minutes, stirring occasionally, until sauce is thickened and reduced. Remove from heat; add lime peel. Add butter 1 piece at a time, only after the first has been completely beaten in and melted. Stir in flour with whisk; cook over low heat until thickened. Add 1/4 teaspoon salt and the pepper. Cover to keep warm.
  • 3
    Sprinkle fish with 1/4 teaspoon salt.
  • 4
    In 12-inch nonstick skillet, heat 1 teaspoon of the oil over medium-high heat until shimmering and hot. Cook 3 fish fillets in oil about 8 minutes, turning once, until fish turns white, edges begin to brown, and fish flakes easily with fork. Remove from skillet; cover with foil to keep warm. Repeat with remaining 1 teaspoon oil and 3 fillets.
  • 5
    To serve, spoon sauce over fish; sprinkle with pepitas.

Expert Tips

  • Use orange juice and orange peel instead of lime.
  • Use sliced almonds instead of pepitas, if desired.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
420
Calories from Fat
240
Total Fat
26g
40%
Saturated Fat
14g
68%
Trans Fat
1g
Cholesterol
135mg
46%
Sodium
350mg
15%
Potassium
610mg
17%
Total Carbohydrate
5g
2%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Sugars
0g
Protein
37g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
15%
15%
Vitamin C
2%
2%
Calcium
4%
4%
Iron
8%
8%
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 5 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 4 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

More About This Recipe

  • Tilapia and a buttery citrus sauce make a wonderful pair for any occasion.
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