• Lemon Paprika Tilapia

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    Lemon Paprika Tilapia
    Prep: 10 min Cook: 10 min Servings: 4
    by John Spottiswood
    300 recipes
    This is a delicious version of Tilapia that we adapted from a Bon Appetit recipe. We served it with the quinoa recipe linked below. It was a great combination. I put only a small amount of the sauce over the fish as the salt/pepper/paprika tilapia sauteed with a little butter is delicious all by itself!


    • 1 to 1 1/4 pounds tilapia fillets
    • 1 1/2 teaspoons paprika, divided
    • 1 tablespoon butter
    • 1/4 cup chopped shallots
    • 1 cup dry white wine
    • 3 tablespoons chopped fresh Italian parsley
    • 1 tablespoons heavy whipping cream
    • 1 teaspoon finely grated lemon peel


    1. Sprinkle tilapia fillets with salt and pepper and 1 teaspoon paprika. Melt the butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add fish and cook until just opaque in center, about 2 minutes per side.
    2. Add shallots to skillet and sauté until beginning to soften, about 2 minutes. Add white wine and boil until reduced by about half, about 3 minutes. Add parsley, whipping cream, lemon peel, and 1/2 teaspoon paprika; stir until thickened to sauce consistency, about 1 minute. Season sauce to taste with salt and pepper. Spoon sauce over fish.

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    • Nancy Miyasaki
      Nancy Miyasaki
      I really enjoyed this new tilapia recipe. It adds a wonderful flavor without overwhelming the flavor of the fish. Would be great with red snapper, catfish, and just about any other white fish.


      • RubyzKitchen
        Think I'll try this one later this week.
        • John Spottiswood
          John Spottiswood
          I hope you enjoy it Ruby!

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