Diabetic Cooking

Main Dishes

Lemon caper tilapia

Preparation time: 5 minutes. Cooking time: 7–9 minutes.
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Ingredients

  • Cooking spray
  • 2 teaspoons reduced-fat margarine
  • 2 (4-ounce) tilapia fillets
  • 1 teaspoon fresh-squeezed lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 1 tablespoon white wine
  • 1 tablespoon capers

Directions

Coat a nonstick skillet with cooking spray and warm over medium heat. Melt margarine in the skillet, then add tilapia fillets. Cook fish 2–3 minutes on each side, or until it flakes easily when pierced with a fork. Transfer fish to a serving dish and cover to keep warm. To skillet, add lemon juice, lemon zest, wine, and capers; stir to combine. Cook 1 minute then pour over fish.

Yield: 2 servings. Serving size: 1 fillet.

Nutrition Facts Per Serving:
Calories: 115, Carbohydrates: 1 g, Protein: 21 g, Fat: 3 g, Saturated Fat: 1 g, Sodium: 220 mg, Fiber: <1 g

Exchanges per serving: 3 very lean meat.


This recipe was developed by Tami Ross, a Diabetes Nutrition Specialist and Certified Diabetes Educator in Lexington, Kentucky.