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Tilapia Meunier Recipe #121848

A classic meunier is simply a mild white fish seasoned and lightly dredged in flour, sauteed in butter and garnished with chopped parsley. In this recipe, the addition of lemon brightens the flavor. A handful of toasted stale breadcrumbs can be added to the lemon-butter mixture to create a slighlty more substantial sauce with a note of toasty flavor.
6 tilapia fillets
2 teaspoons salt
3 tablespoons fresh parsley, minced
1/2 cup butter, 8-oz (1 stick)
1/2 cup flour
2 teaspoons pepper
3 tablespoons lemon juice
1 teaspoon dried thyme
3 tablespoons olive oil
1 lemon, peeled and cut into segments
3 tablespoons capers (optional)

6 servings Change size or US/metric

25 minutes 5 mins prep

  1. Rinse fillets and pat dry. In small bowl combine flour, salt, pepper and thyme. Pour the dry mixture out onto a plate and dredge each fillet, lightly covering all surfaces; set aside. Cut stick butter into 1 oz. pats; set aside.
  2. Heat 1/3 of oil in large skillet over medium-high heat. Place 2 fillets (or more, just don't crowd skillet surface) in skillet and saute for several minutes on each side. Remove fillets from skillet, place on plate, and sprinkle with 1/3 parsley. Set in your oven as the remaining heat of fillet will crisp the fresh parsley. Repeat until all fillets are cooked.
  3. Pour off the oil and wipe skillet dry. Return skillet to heat and begin melting butter, 1 oz at a time until bubbling hot, but not brown. Quickly add the lemon juice and slices (capers if using); stir gently in the skillet until combined and warm. Pour over fillets and serve.

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***** What a great way to prepare fish--easy and delicious. My husband and I both loved it. The sauce was to die for. We will have this again often. Oct 10, 2005

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***** Absolutely fabulous!!! There is nothing that could be done any better than this!!! Sep 2, 2005

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***** My husband loved this dish. It was easy to make and delicious. Aug 27, 2005

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Vicki in AZ | my other reviews | e-mail me

***** I had forgotten this method of preparation and am happy to be reminded. It is a simple, delicious dish. Jun 17, 2005

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Recipe posted: May 12, 2005

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Nutrition Facts
Calculated for 1 serving (117g)
Recipe makes 6 servings
Calories 284
Calories from Fat 203 (71%)
Amount Per Serving %RDA
Total Fat 22.6g 34%
Saturated Fat 10.8g 53%
Polyunsat. Fat 1.5g  
Monounsat. Fat 9.0g  
Cholesterol 72mg 24%
Sodium 924mg 38%
Potassium 239mg 6%
Total Carbohydrate 11.2g 3%
Dietary Fiber 1.5g 5%
Protein 10.9g 21%
Vitamin A 672mcg 13%
Vitamin B6 0.1mg 4%
Vitamin B12 1.0mcg 16%
Vitamin C 20mg 34%
Vitamin E 1mcg 4%
Calcium 65mg 6%
Magnesium 22mg 5%
Iron 1mg 9%
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