This dish is my spin on a traditional Italian dish, chicken piccata, which is chicken cooked in a lemon butter sauce and topped with briny capers. It’s one of my favorite chicken dishes to order at Italian restaurants and it’s actually quite easy to make at home. To put my own twist on it, I decided to make my version with tilapia instead of chicken. I’m always looking for ways to incorporate seafood into my diet and I like to use tilapia because it has a mild flavor and is readily found in grocery stores. It’s also a fairly firm fish so it won’t fall apart while you’re cooking it.
Note: For nutritional calculations, I did not include the full 1/4 cup flour used for dredging the fish but rather used 2 tablespoons, which is the amount of flour that adhered to the fish (the rest is discarded).
What is your favorite dish to order in Italian restaurants? How do you like to prepare fish at home? Leave a comment below and let me know!