Tilapia with White Wine Caper Sauce


This simply seared tilapia topped with capers and a garlic and white wine sauce is a memorable dish.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
20 mins
4 servings


  • ¼ cup all-purpose flour

  • 1 ½ pounds tilapia fillets

  • 1 pinch Salt and ground black pepper

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

  • 4 tablespoons butter, divided

  • ½ cup dry white wine

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

  • 2 tablespoons capers, drained


  1. Place flour in a shallow dish. Season fish with salt and pepper and dredge in flour. Heat oil and 2 tablespoons of butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat. When butter starts to turn nutty brown, add fish; fry until golden brown, about 2 to 3 minutes each side. Transfer fish to plates and cover to keep warm.

  2. Add wine to the hot empty skillet and using a spatula, scrape any browned bits from the bottom. Let the wine reduce by half and then stir in the garlic, remaining butter and capers. Let sauce simmer for 1 to 2 minutes to blend the flavors. Pour a portion of sauce over each piece of fish and serve immediately.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

359 Calories
17g Fat
8g Carbs
36g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 359
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 17g 22%
Saturated Fat 8g 42%
Cholesterol 94mg 31%
Sodium 320mg 14%
Total Carbohydrate 8g 3%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Total Sugars 0g
Protein 36g
Vitamin C 3mg 17%
Calcium 66mg 5%
Iron 1mg 5%
Potassium 752mg 16%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.