Pecan Crusted Citrus Tilapia With Rum Vanilla Butter Sauce and CSN Review

Sunday, January 16, 2011
A perfect dinner party meal that will make them remember this one for a long time to come..the butter sauce is amazing on this delicate tasting fish! Always brings you a taste of spring and summer approaching a nice fresh citrus buttery rum  flavor!

 As summer approaches, it's time to start looking for Swing Sets!  Fun in the sun for the kids! I saw some beautiful swing sets to purchase from CSN, take a look, a great place to shop with more than 200+ stores, start now before summer gets here and the kids will be so happy!  I buy all my new kitchen pans, gadgets and their customer service is fantastic!! I just love to shop with them! They have an amazing assortment to fit all your shopping needs there! Happy Shopping!!

Pecan Crusted Citrus Tilapia with Rum Vanilla Butter Sauce

Preparing the fish and ingredients:
1/2 cup pecan halves 
1 (6 ounce) fresh tilapia fillets 
1 teaspoon salt 
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder, parsley
1/4 teaspoon pepper
3 tablespoons butter

Sauce for the fish:
Vanilla  butter rum sauce:
3 tablespoons butter
1 garlic clove, minced
2 tablespoons rum
2 tablespoon Pure Vanilla
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice 
1 tablespoon fresh orange juice
1 tablespoon lime juice
1 teaspoon honey
1/2 teaspoons salt
lemon wedges and parsley sprigs


Place pecans in food processor until very fine. Sprinkle fish fillets with salt, garlic powder and pepper.
Melt butter in large nonstick skillet over medium high heat.
Add fish and cook 3 to 4 minutes per side until well browned and fish flakes with a fork. Sprinkle with parsley. Sprinkle top of fish with pecans.

 In a small pan,melt 1 tablespoon butter  over medium high heat.
Add  garlic and saute until soft, golden and tender.
Reduce heat to low.
Slowly whisk in rum, vanilla, juices, honey and remaining butter.
Cook, stirring occasionally, 1 minute.
Pour sauce over Fish and serve immediately.


  1. OMG, I have to make this! Trying to eat more fish, this would work!!!

  2. Claudia-Tilapia always need dressing up, because it would be quite bland if not using some spice, or marinade, but it's such a nice light fish. Love the pecan crunchy topping, and the butter rum sauce...Yumm!
    I did a pecan crunch topping for salmon fillets but with your amazing rum sauce recipe, I would use that for the salmon too!

  3. i have to say, the vanilla in here caught my eye. we're experimenting more and more with savory dishes and vanilla notes. this sounds spectacular!

  4. The run sauce sizzles. We do eat alot of tilapia (sometimes pecan crusted) but I never sauce it. This does jazz it up wonderfully.

  5. Looks yummy Claudia, especially the sauce. This one is definitely a keeper!

  6. This looks delicious claudia, tempting clicks.

  7. This looks like one of the best recipes, I have found for fish.

  8. Looks delicious! I bet the warm crunch of the pecans and the buttery sauce was an amazing!

  9. I love nut crusted fish...and the sauce with rum :) Very nice!

  10. I love nut crusted fish...and the sauce with rum :) Very nice!

  11. I too love nut crusted fish! What a great way of adding the healthy fat of nuts to the healthy fat of fish, all in one awesomely delicious meal :) This looks fantastic!

  12. With recipes like certainly make it easy for people to want to eat more fish ;o)

    Flavourful wishes,

  13. I love your fish.. I will have to make this..


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