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Tilapia with Lime Garlic Butter Sauce

Updated on August 31, 2013

Tilapia drizzled in Lime-Garlic Butter Sauce

Warning: This Tilapia recipe may result in corruption in the way you have previously prepared your fish!
Warning: This Tilapia recipe may result in corruption in the way you have previously prepared your fish! | Source

Note:

This is a two part recipe.

I have taken photographs of every step along the way to make this recipe very easy.

Follow along with my little buddy Chef Salter and I as we make it for you. (And for us too!)

You will not be disappointed. It is delicious!

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This is my kitchen buddy. Without him, none of this would be possible. He makes irritating noises when the food is ready. He loves attention and is extremely photogenic!
This is my kitchen buddy. Without him, none of this would be possible. He makes irritating noises when the food is ready. He loves attention and is extremely photogenic! | Source

Cook Time

Prep time: 10 min
Cook time: 7 min
Ready in: 17 min
Yields: 4 servings

Ingredients

  • 4 fillets Tilapia (or Catfish)
  • 1 small Lime
  • 3 large Garlic cloves
  • 2 Tablespoons Butter, Room Temp
  • 2 Tablespoons Cilantro, or Chopped Fresh
  • 1 1/2 Tablespoon Vegetable Oil
  • 1 Tablespoon Blackening Seasoning, (Seafood Magic Seasoning)

Step 1: Tilapia Awesome Sauce

Butter, Cilantro, Lime, Garlic
Butter, Cilantro, Lime, Garlic | Source

Sauce Instructions

  1. Combine: 2 Tablespoons of Butter (room temperature) 3 chopped cloves of garlic 2 Tablespoons chopped Cilantro in a small bowl and set aside while you prepare your lime.
  2. Grate 1 Tablespoon of Zest from your Lime with the small side of your cheese grater. If you are using a small sized Lime (which I used) you are likely to grate the peel from the entire Lime to get 1 Tablespoon of Zest.
  3. Add Zest of Lime to your bowl of Butter, Garlic and Cilantro. Chop your lime in half. Squeeze juice from lime into the bowl. Mix well.
  4. You now have your sauce! How easy was that?! Now set aside your bowl and prepare your Tilapia.

Lime Action Photos

Grate Lime Zest
Grate Lime Zest | Source
Zested the entire Lime
Zested the entire Lime | Source
Squeeze Lime juice into bowl
Squeeze Lime juice into bowl | Source

Cooking your Tilapia Fillets

Pour 1 1/2 Tablespoons of Cooking Oil into your Cast Iron skillet and heat over high.

In this recipe, I cover both sides of the Tilapia Fillets with a generous amount of

Chef Paul Prudhomme's Magic Seasoning Blends "Seafood Magic" before cooking.

Place your fillets in your heated skillet and cook each side about 3 to 4 minutes, depending upon how thick your fillets are.

You want the seasonings to brown on the outside, and you want your fillets to be white and flaky on the inside.

It is easier than it sounds!

Once you have reached the desired cooking time on one side of your fillets and turn onto their uncooked side, the cooking time is only 1 to 2 minutes until done.

How to cook your Tilapia Fillets

Fresh Tilapia Fillets before Seafood Magic Seasonings.
Fresh Tilapia Fillets before Seafood Magic Seasonings. | Source
Chef Paul Prudhomme's Seafood Magic Seasoning Blends
Chef Paul Prudhomme's Seafood Magic Seasoning Blends | Source
Fresh Tilapia Fillets after Seafood Magic Seasonings.
Fresh Tilapia Fillets after Seafood Magic Seasonings. | Source
This is what you want your Tilapia to look like after you cook it for 3 to 4 minutes in your skillet. Turn and cook an additional 1 - 2 minutes until it is white and flaky.
This is what you want your Tilapia to look like after you cook it for 3 to 4 minutes in your skillet. Turn and cook an additional 1 - 2 minutes until it is white and flaky. | Source

Finished Tilapia Fillets drizzled with Lime Garlic Butter Sauce.

Finished. Serve Tilapia Fillets with a side of rice or pasta and a salad.
Finished. Serve Tilapia Fillets with a side of rice or pasta and a salad. | Source
Serve Tilapia Fillets with a green cranberry-almond salad and a side of Southern Fried Okra.
Serve Tilapia Fillets with a green cranberry-almond salad and a side of Southern Fried Okra. | Source

Side Note:

I will soon be editing and updating all of my recipes, which will incorporate and include my handmade ceramic fired and glazed dishes, platters and serving trays in each photo.

Chef Salter and I would like to thank you for joining us in this journey to a delicious Tilapia Recipe for your collection of fine foods. Thank you Brian for sharing this recipe!

We would absolutely love to hear your comments, questions, concerns, critiques, ideas and of course, when you make it at home, we invite you to come back and let us know what you think of it. This will make us extremely happy- AP23

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      Nyesha Pagnou MPH 3 years ago from USA

      Thanks for the delicious recipe idea. I'll be pinning it.

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      Ingenira 4 years ago

      What an easy way to cooked the tilapia. And I would love the sour taste of the lime.

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      AngPow 4 years ago from North Cali

      This is delicious. We are making it again this weekend with some Fried Okra.

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      vibesites 4 years ago from United States

      I love tilapia, one of my favorite fishes. I usually enjoy this fried. Thanks for sharing your recipe, now I'm having new ideas on cooking and enjoying tilapia. Up and useful :)

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      Beth37 4 years ago

      This is SO my kind of food. Now I'm going to want fish for lunch. This does look easy. Thank you!

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      AngPow 5 years ago from North Cali

      Awesome. Thank you for the compliment, Ceres Schwarz. This recipe is soooo good, I do hope that you give it a try to let me know if you love it as much as I do! My daughter doesn't like fish at all, and she actually liked this dish! :)

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      Ceres Schwarz 5 years ago

      This looks like a good and really easy recipe. The image of the tilapia with lime garlic butter sauce really looks delicious and tasty. Now I want to have some. Your other images also really help to show readers how to make the recipe.

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