Sunday, June 5, 2011

Tilapia with Cilantro Butter

For the most part I’ve replaced butter with olive oil in my cooking, but this recipe seemed meant for butter. It’s a small amount and the recipe is still healthy – plus quick and delicious! Definitely wanted to save this one to make again. I found it at Cooking Light.

Tilapia with Cilantro Butter

serves 4


  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground red pepper
  • 4 (6-ounce) tilapia fillets
  • Cooking spray
  • 1 lemon, quartered
  • 2 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1/2 teaspoon grated lemon rind
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • Directions:

    • Combine first 3 ingredients; sprinkle over both sides of fish. Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Coat pan with cooking spray. Coat both sides of fish with cooking spray; place in pan. Cook 3 minutes on each side or until fish flakes easily when tested with a fork or until desired degree of doneness. Place fish on a serving platter; squeeze lemon quarters over fish.
    • Place butter and remaining ingredients in a small bowl; stir until well blended. Serve with fish.


    194 calories, 6.9g fat, 30.5g protein, 1.2g carbs, 88mg cholesterol, 354mg sodium, 32mg calcium

    I served this dish with a side of grilled asparagus, sweet potato fries, and a little bit of quinoa. yum!

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