Lemon Butter Tilapia


Lemon Butter Tilapia is infused with a hint of tart lemony cilantro and sweet creamy butter to create a delicious dinner for your family.



  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons chopped cilantro
  • 1 teaspoon freshly minced garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 1/4 inch lemon slices cut into circles
  • 4 (5 ounces) skinless tilapia fillets


  1. Mix butter with cilantro, garlic, Dijon mustard, and lemon juice. Stir until blended then set aside
  2. Heat oil in a large non-stick skillet over medium-high heat.
  3. Season fillets with salt and pepper
  4. When oil is hot, add fish fillets top side down. Cook until fish is almost cooked through and the underside is deep golden brown. About 3-4 minutes
  5. Flip fillets using a large spatula so they do not break apart
  6. With a small spatula, spread butter mixture over each fillet.
  7. Add lemon circles to the pan and allow to cook with fish for 2 to 3 minutes more.
  8. Serve immediately with lemon circles as a garnish

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