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I made this for lunch yesterday and I think I heard angels singing. Tender, flaky pan-seared Tilapia with Browned Butter and Lemon Sauce topped with a few sprigs of rosemary by far beats my normal throw-together lunch – or supper many nights. In about 12 minutes, from start-to-finish, I had one of the most delicious lunches I have had in a very long time.

Bright and flavorful from the lemon and rosemary and rich from the browned butter, this tilapia is a dish that you can’t help but love.

But 12 minutes or less? Seriously – who wouldn’t simply adore that?

Knowing that this would be a quick-cook meal, I tossed a few spears of asparagus into the skillet with my tilapia as it seared. They finished at the same time, although the asparagus still had a bit of a bite to it – just the way I like it. I spooned the same sauce on top of the asparagus.

It is heavenly. Heavenly.

Here’s my recipe for pan-seared Tilapia with Browned Butter and Lemon Sauce. If you like a mild fish, then this is for you.

5 from 1 vote

Tilapia with Browned Butter and Lemon Sauce Recipe

Dinner 12 mins

Prep Time 2 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Servings 4
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Author Robyn Stone | Add a Pinch
Tilapia with Browned Butter and Lemon Sauce makes a delicious, quick-fix meal for lunch or supper. Ready in 12 minutes or less.

Ingredients  

  • olive oil
  • 4 Tilapia filets thawed
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 2 lemons sliced thinly
  • 3 sprigs fresh rosemary

Instructions 

  • Drizzle olive oil into a skillet over medium-high heat. Add tilapia filets, butter, and lemon slices. Turn fish filets carefully after 4-5 minutes of cooking. Place lemon slices on top of tilapia filets and sprinkle with rosemary sprigs. Cook an additional 4-5 minutes. Remove fish from skillet and spoon browned butter and lemon sauce on top.

Nutritional Information

Serving: 1g | Calories: 279kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 34g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 115mg | Sodium: 189mg | Potassium: 587mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 350IU | Vitamin C: 28.6mg | Calcium: 34mg | Iron: 1.3mg

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Robyn xo

Here a few other light fish recipes that I think you might enjoy.

Grilled Halibut with Peach Pepper Salsa from Cooking Light

Herb Stuffed Salmon from Leite’s Culinaria

Harry & David’s Charred Pineapple Salmon from Reluctant Entertainer

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Robyn Stone

Robyn Stone is a wife, mom, blogger, recipe developer, and cookbook author. Welcome to Add a Pinch where I share thousands of delicious, tested and perfected easy recipes that the whole family will love.

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  1. Oh, that looks so good. Love tilapia, but I bet this would work with any fish. I can’t wait to try this recipe. Thanks for sharing this one!!!!!!!!

  2. You made this for LUNCH?!?!? You just rocked my world. A glorious, yummy, healthy lunch in about the same amount of time it take me to add chocolate chips to my Greek yogurt?!? I think my life has changed.

  3. Saw the recipe & had to make it right away. Didn’t have lemon, but I had lime & used that instead. Wow, we have a new favorite. Thanks.

  4. Made this for dinner tonight, I served it on a bed of brown rice and it was so quick and easy and AMAZINGLY full of flavor! Thanks for sharing! Definetly a keeper.