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Tilapia fried in a sunny citrus butter for a flavorful, healthy dinner.
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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.
Servings: 2
Calories: 521kcal


  • 4 oz butter (softened)
  • 4 kumquats (or 1/2 orange - peeled)
  • 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 or if using an orange, peel it.
  • Mince your kumquat or orange to a pulp (I used my blender)
  • Add your softened butter, kumquat or orange pulp, lemon zest, orange zest, and mint leaves to a bowl.
  • Using a fork, mash it all together until everything is well mixed.
  • Add a dash of ginger into the butter.
  • Add salt and pepper to taste.
  • Mash it all together until you have a nice citrus butter.
  • Heat a large skillet over medium heat.
  • Add 1/2 Tablespoon of the citrus butter to the skillet and let it melt.
  • Rub 1 Tablespoon of the citrus butter over each fillet to coat them.
  • Add your fillets to your saucepan, cook 4 minutes on 1 side and then flip to cook for an additional 2 to 3 minutes on the other side until the fish is opaque and cooked thoroughly.
  • Add more butter to melt on top, if desired.
  • Save any leftover butter in the fridge.


Calories: 521kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 18g | Fat: 48g | Saturated Fat: 30g | Cholesterol: 164mg | Sodium: 454mg | Potassium: 328mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 1612IU | Vitamin C: 23mg | Calcium: 46mg | Iron: 1mg