Broiled Tilapia with Honey-Tarragon Sauce

I’ve been eating far too much fish this summer.

Sushi, sashimi, tuna & catfish…mmmm. So good.

Unfortunately, it’s all been from a restaurant! I’ve never really cooked fish before…not in paper, not grilled or fried. The extent of my fish cooking at home has been emptying a can of tuna to make tuna salad, of which I eat almost everyday for lunch.  

 I found an insanely good deal at Crest the other day on tilapia…I know, not the best fish in the world but it sure is versatile. And for $5 for 2 pounds?! Definitely worth it.

I had just written down a cod recipe from a Taste of Home cookbook I had scored at an antique store (again only $5!) and decided to tweak it a bit to get this tasty, flaky fish dish with a fragrant, sweet sauce. It was incredibly simple to make, and only took about 15 minutes in total—prep to serve!

Broiled Tilapia with Honey-Tarragon Sauce

  • 4 tilapia fish fillets
  • 1 TBS. Corn starch
  • 1/2 cup cold water
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup white wine
  • 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 tsp grated lemon peel
  • 2 TBS. Fresh minced tarragon
  1. Place fish in lightly greased baking dish. Season with salt and pepper, sprinkle 1 TBS. Of tarragon on top. Turn oven to broil, and broil fish four inches away from heat for 8-10 minutes or until fish flakes easily with a fork. 
  2. Meanwhile, in small saucepan whisk cornstarch and water until smooth. Stir in honey, wine, lemon juice & lemon peel. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly for 3-4 minutes or until thickened. Remove from heat and stir in tarragon.   
  3. Pour sauce over fish and serve! 

This is an excellent weekday dinner…so simple and yet so elegant! You could also use cod or red snapper instead of Tilapia. Enjoy!

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