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Tilapia Piccata

Posted: August 25

Time: 25 minutes

Yield: 4 servings

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Scrumptious Tilapia Piccata is a fish dish that feels fantastic! Full of delicious citrusy bright flavors and garlic, it comes out of the oven perfectly flaky and juicy! Tilapia Piccata is so tasty, you’ll want to make this savory coastal dish again and again. It’s an easy way to feel like you’re sitting at a seafood restaurant by the water, even if the ocean is far away!


1/2 teaspoon lemon zest, grated
3 tablespoons lemon juice
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 teaspoons capers, drained
3 tablespoons basil, minced and divided
4 (6 ounces) tilapia filets
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper


Step 1

Preheat the broiler.

Step 2

In a small bowl, whisk the lemon zest, lemon juice, oil, and garlic until blended.

Step 3

Stir in the capers and 2 tablespoons of the basil.

Step 4

Reserve 2 tablespoons of the mixture for drizzling over the cooked fish.

Step 5

Brush the remaining mixture onto both sides of the tilapia.

Step 6

Sprinkle the filets with salt and pepper.

Step 7

Broil the tilapia 4 inches from the heat until the fish just begins to flake easily with a fork and reaches 145 degrees F, about 3-4 minutes on each side.

Step 8

Drizzle the fish with the reserved lemon mixture and sprinkle with the remaining basil.

Step 9


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