Lemon Butter Tilapia

  • Yield : 2
  • Servings : 2
  • Prep Time : 10m
  • Cook Time : 10m
  • Ready In : 20m


  • 4 Tbsps. of butter
  • 2 tilapia fillets, 6-8 ounces each
  • 4 sprigs of fresh thyme
  • 2 small lemons, 1 juiced and 1 thinly sliced
  • 1 Tbsp. of flat-leaf parsley, finely chopped
  • Salt and pepper


Step 1

Melt the butter over medium-high heat in a large cast-iron skillet.

Step 2

Season the tilapia with 1/2 a tsp. of salt and 1/2 a tsp. of pepper and place the tilapia into the heated skillet. Place the lemon slices and thyme over the fish.

Step 3

Cook the fish by spooning the butter from the pan over the fish until it is cooked through, about 5 minutes. Remove the fish and lemon from the pan to a serving platter.

Step 4

Remove the skillet from the burner and add the lemon juice to the pan, using a spoon to scrape the flavorful, brown bits off of the bottom of the pan. Spoon the sauce over the fish and top with the fresh parsley.

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