This recipe came from necessity, as I was so very hungry, sick of chicken, and I didn't want to turn on the oven. My diet is pretty specific right now so this was easy and delicious low-carb lunch when served with a salad. Greek salad with pink grapefruit added really brought out the flavor blend, and fits well with the Mayo Clinic Diet of adding grapefruit to each meal of meat or fish and salad or veggies. I made a single serving so I am leaving it to the maker to multiply.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
15 mins
additional:
2 mins
total:
27 mins
Servings:
1
Yield:
1 tilapia fillet
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Squeeze lemon juice over tilapia; season lightly with salt and black pepper.

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  • Heat olive oil in a nonstick skillet over medium heat. Melt 1/2 teaspoon butter in hot oil. Add chopped onion and minced garlic; cook and stir until onion begins to look translucent, about 5 minutes.

  • Reduce heat to medium-low. Push onion mixture to sides of the skillet. Melt remaining 1/2 teaspoon of butter in the skillet. Place tilapia in the center of the skillet and cover with onion mixture. Cover skillet and cook tilapia until it starts to turn golden, about 5 minutes. Push onion mixture to the sides again and flip tilapia. Cover and cook until second side is golden and flakes easily with a fork, about 5 minutes more.

  • Remove skillet from heat. Top tilapia with grated Parmesan cheese, cover, and let stand until cheese is melted, 2 to 3 minutes.

Cook's Note:

I used a block of fresh Parmesan cheese and a peeler to shave off cheese over the fish.

Nutrition Facts

371 calories; protein 37.3g; carbohydrates 7.6g; fat 21.4g; cholesterol 76.7mg; sodium 337.8mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (5)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
02/12/2016
Really tasty and easy to make. I made zero changes and will make again. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
03/23/2020
I added some dill to it. It was good, but next time I will use a bit more lemon and dill to bring in more flavour. A quick easy to make recipe. Also might try it with some Cajun spice to make it a bold taste. Read More
6 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 3
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
02/12/2016
Really tasty and easy to make. I made zero changes and will make again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/04/2018
This tilapia recipe is the best I've ever tried! Everyone in my house loves it. Read More
(1)
Rating: 3 stars
03/23/2020
I added some dill to it. It was good, but next time I will use a bit more lemon and dill to bring in more flavour. A quick easy to make recipe. Also might try it with some Cajun spice to make it a bold taste. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/10/2020
It was fantastic. I followed the recipe closely. Read More
Rating: 3 stars
08/12/2020
Thanks Terri-Lynn, Followed your directions without any changes except adding mushrooms. Cheryl, my wife, liked your recipe. But she can eat a piece of fish with a little lemon and pepper. On the other hand, I like fish recipes that are either spicy or sweet like a mango sauce. Your recipe is easy, but I'd like suggestions how to give it more flavor. Also, I went to The Mayo Clinic for my brain cancer. It's the best for anyone that needs treatment. Blessings, Jack Read More
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