Lynn and Don's Tilapia Piccata

Featured by LynnDon Cellars in the Gold Wine Club.
Lynn and Don's Tilapia Piccata


This is a great weekday meal that everyone will love with flavors of fresh Tilapia sautéed in breadcrumbs and topped with capers. Try pairing it with the LynnDon Cellars' 2010 Chardonnay.

Yield: 4
Prep Time: 20 Minutes
Cook Time: 18 Minutes


• 4 Tilapia filets
• Freshly ground black pepper
• 2 large egg whites
• 2/3 cup seasoned breadcrumbs
• Olive Oil spray
• 1 Tbs. butter
• Juice of 1 lemon, lemon halves reserved
• ¼ cup dry white wine
• ½ cup fat free chicken broth
• 1 Tbs. capers, drained
• Sliced lemon, for serving
• 2 Tbs. chopped fresh parsley, for serving


In a shallow bowl, beat the egg whites. Place the breadcrumbs in another dish. Dip each fish filet in the egg whites, then the breadcrumbs.

Heat a large sauté pan over medium to medium-low heat. Spray a generous amount of olive oil spray on one side of the fish, and lay it in the pan, oil side down. Spray the other side of the fish generously to coat and cook for 4 to 5 minutes on each side, until fish is opaque and cooked through. Set aside on a platter in a warm oven until you make the sauce.

Over medium heat in the same pan, melt butter, add the lemon juice, wine, chicken broth, and the reserved lemon halves, salt, and pepper and bring to a boil. Boil over high heat until the liquid is reduced to half, about 3-4 minutes. Discard the lemon halves, add the capers and spoon the sauce over the fish; place a slice of lemon on each filet and top with fresh parsley.

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