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This dish is not the prettiest, but my little one who is all of 11 loves it! It’s a way to get her to eat seafood that isn’t fried, battered or dipped in ketchup, so as far as I am concerned, it’s good to go!

Let’s get started. You will need: This serves 4 easy.

  • Tilapia , I bought the box from Costco. I used two small fillets per person so 8.
  • 3 cups chicken stock 99% fat free
  • 1 Tbs of capers
  • 2 Tbs of flour
  • 1/2 stick of butter
  • 1 handful of parsley when chopped makes about 1/2 cup
  • 2 small garlic cloves
  • 1/4 cup dry white wine ( any kind you like)
  • 1 lemon

In a saute pan, get your butter melting slowly. While that is happening chop your parsley and garlic and set aside. Open the fish and get that ready just laying on plate until we set those in. You can lightly salt these. When your butter is melted, throw in the two tablespoons of flour and make your rue.

Once this is nice and bubbly and all your lumps are out, turn down the heat and let’s add your chicken stock and white wine, a toss of salt and dash of pepper, capers, half the parsley and the juice of one lemon. Let that simmer just a minute on it’s own.Slide the tilapia fillets right into the sauce.  This will simmer on low for about 10-15minutes. 

After this period of time, you will want to taste your sauce.

You can adjust to any flavor you like, which is the beauty of this sauce. You want more lemon, add it. More parsley, add it ..capers etc…you can be really creative!  If you want to strictly follow the directions, I can tell you, we loved it!

Looks a lot more beautiful in person, but trust me the taste is worth more. My little one chose the sides. She picked lemon infused white rice with parsley, a slice of warm ciabatta bread and her favorite, corn on the cob. Who am I to argue?