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Tilapia with Citrus Butter

This Citrus Butter is the perfect flavoring for tilapia or chicken or just a slice of toast. Tilapia is a delicious fish dinner.


  • 4 oz butter (softened)
  • 4 kumquats
  • 2 tsp lemon zest
  • 2 tsp orange zest
  • 4 fresh mint leaves (minced)
  • 1/2 tsp ginger powder
  • salt and pepper (to taste)
  • 2 - 4 oz tilapia fillets


  • Cut your kumquats in half and flick out the seeds
  • Mince your kumquats to a pulp (I used my magic bullet, I just added the 4 kumquats, turn it on and seconds later I had kumquat pulp)
  • Add to your softened butter, the kumquat pulp, lemon zest, orange zest, and mint leaves using a fork mash it all together until everything is well mixed
  • Sprinkle a dash or two of your ginger into the butter
  • Add salt and pepper to taste
  • Mash it all together until you have a nice citrus butter
  • Heat a skillet (large enough to hold both fillets) over medium heat
  • Add 1/2 Tbs butter to the skillet and let melt
  • Rub 1 Tbs of citrus butter over each fillet to coat it
  • Add your fillets to your saucepan, cook 4 minutes on 1 side and then flip for an additional 2 to 3 minutes on the other side until your fish is opaque and cooked throughly
  • Feel free to add more butter to melt on top
  • Save any leftover butter in the fridge