Exotic Tilapia

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Quick Facts

Servings: 4
Cook Time: 10 min.
High in protein and low in fat, tasty tilapia makes a quick and easy meal in this recipe that's perfect for weeknights.


  • 4 5-7 oz fresh tilapia fillets
  • salt & pepper
  • 2 Tbls. olive oil
  • 1/2 Tbls. flour
  • 1 cup fresh pineapple, cut in julienne strips
  • 2 Tbls. capers, drained
  • 1 1/2 oz butter


  • Heat a large frying pan over medium high heat then add the olive oil. Sprinkle both sides of the fillets with flour, salt and pepper. Add fillets to the hot oil and sauté on both sides until golden brown, about 3 minutes per side. Remove to a plate and set aside.
  • Julienne the pineapple into thin strips. In a medium frying pan, add butter and heat until it's hot, but not browned. Add the pineapple and capers. Stir together for about 1 minute over medium heat. Spoon over the fillets and serve.
Recipe courtesy of the National Fisheries Institute

Nutrition Facts

Calories 322
  Calories from Fat 162 (50%)
(28%)Total Fat 18g
(37%)Saturated Fat 7g
Polyunsaturated Fat 2g
Monounsaturated Fat 8g
(36%)Cholesterol 108mg
(9%)Sodium 218mg
(16%)Potassium 564mg
Total Carbohydrate 6g
(3%)Dietary Fiber 1g
Sugars 4g
Sugar Alcohols 0g
(69%)Protein 35g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Nutrition facts are calculated by a food expert using nutritional values provided by the USDA for common products used as recipe ingredients. Actual nutritional values may differ depending on the amounts or products used and can be affected by cooking methods.

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