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In this healthy, quick tilapia recipe, you'll combine grapefruit, shallot, capers, butter and a touch of honey for a rich, bittersweet sauce. Any grapefruit will work, but vibrant ruby-red grapefruit is the prettiest. Serve with whole-wheat couscous and broccolini.

Source: EatingWell Magazine, January/February 2014


Recipe Summary

25 mins


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Instructions Checklist
  • Slice both ends off one grapefruit. With a sharp knife, remove the peel and white pith; discard. Working over a small bowl, cut the segments from their surrounding membranes. Set aside. Juice the second grapefruit into another small bowl. Drain any accumulated juice from the segments into the bowl with juice.

  • Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Sprinkle both sides of fish with 1/4 teaspoon salt and pepper. Add the fish to the pan and cook until browned and opaque in the middle, 3 to 5 minutes per side. Remove to a plate, leaving behind as much oil as possible. Tent with foil to keep warm.

  • Add shallot to the pan over medium-high heat; cook, stirring, until starting to brown, about 1 minute. Add the grapefruit juice, capers, butter, honey and remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt and cook, stirring, until the sauce has thickened slightly, 1 to 2 minutes more. Remove from the heat and stir the grapefruit segments into the sauce. Serve the fish with the sauce.

Nutrition Facts

4 oz. fish & 2 tbsp. sauce
233 calories; protein 24g; carbohydrates 17g; dietary fiber 2.1g; sugars 11.5g; fat 8.5g; saturated fat 3g; cholesterol 64.3mg; vitamin a iu 1566.5IU; vitamin c 38.9mg; folate 45.6mcg; calcium 43mg; iron 0.9mg; magnesium 43.8mg; potassium 530.7mg; sodium 373.1mg; thiamin 0.1mg; added sugar 3g.

1 fruit, 3 lean meat, 1 fat