Grilled Tilapia with Lemon Butter, Capers and Orzo

113 Ratings
Recipe courtesy ofBobby Flay

Total: 1 hr 10 min Prep: 30 min Cook: 10 min

Yield: 4 servings

Level: Easy



  • 1 lemon, finely zested
  • 2 lemons, juiced
  • 1/2 cup dry white wine
  • 1 shallot, thinly sliced
  • Splash heavy cream
  • 1 stick unsalted butter, cut into cubes, at room temperature
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 4 (8-ounce) tilapia fillets
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 pound orzo, cooked al dente
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley leaves
  • 1/4 cup drained capers


  • Combine the lemon zest, juice, wine and shallot in a small saucepan over high heat and cook until reduced by half. Remove from the heat and let cool. Whisk together the cream, butter and wine mixture in a small bowl and season with salt and pepper. Cover and refrigerate for 30 minutes. The lemon butter can be made 1 day in advance and refrigerated. Bring to room temperature before serving.

  • Heat the grill to high.

  • Brush the fish on both sides with the oil and season with salt and pepper. Grill the fish for 3 to 4 minutes per side or until lightly golden brown and slightly charred. Toss the orzo with a few tablespoons of the lemon butter and 2 tablespoons of the parsley and season with salt and pepper. Transfer the orzo to a platter. Remove from the grill and immediately place the fillets on the orzo and top each fillet with some of the lemon butter and capers. Garnish with the remaining parsley.

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113 Ratings

Donovan S.
I love Bobby Flay but it seems to me like his videos and recipes never match up or leave pretty important stuff out.  The above description for the recipe makes no sense.  It never tells you to combine the lemon juice/wine/shallot mixture with the cream/butter/wine.  I've never made a beurre blanc but I guess I could just look that up.  He spent almost no time on how to do the sauce in the video, (and I realize it is a snippet).  I'm still going to try it though, it looks good and I like capers.  My rating is more towards Food Network in this case and not Bobby. See All Reviews Post Review

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