Tilapia and Shrimp Recipe

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This tilapia and shrimp recipe is full of the delicious flavors of perfectly cooked tilapia and shrimp along with a rich, creamy sauce.

Closeup shot of tilapia and shrimp with sauce on plate

This recipe is a seafood lover’s dream. Flaky tilapia and tender shrimp are bathed in a rich, creamy, sauce. It’s a combination of delicious flavors and textures you’ll love.

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I’m a huge seafood lover. I love all shellfish and fish, especially white fish. This recipe combines all my favorites with a tasty sauce that really makes the entire dish work so well.

Tilpai and shrimp with sauce on plate

Ingredients

It only takes a handful of simple ingredients to make this delicious recipe.

Tilapia and Shrimp with Lemon Cream Sauce

  • tilapia filets
  • shrimp
  • half and half
  • lemon juice
  • garlic powder
  • paprika
  • grated parmesan cheese
  • salt
  • pepper
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Instructions

A few minutes and a few steps are all it takes to make this simple recipe.

Step 1: Place tilapia filets and shrimp in a large greased skillet.

Step 2: Season tilapia and shrimp with salt and pepper.

Overhead shot of raw tilapia and shrimp cooking in pan

Step 3: Cook over medium heat for about 10 minutes, flipping halfway through. Shrimp is done with pink and opaque. Fish is done with white and flakey.

Overhead shot of cooked tilapia and shrimp in pan

Step 4: In a small saucepan, whisk half and half with lemon juice, garlic powder, and paprika. Cook over medium heat until it reaches a slow boil.

Step 5: Reduce heat to low and whisk in parmesan cheese, salt, and pepper. Be sure to stir often.

Overehead shoth of sauce ingredients in saucepan

Step 6: Continue cooking sauce for 10-15 minutes or until it thickens.

Step 7: Serve each tilapia filet with 4 shrimp and a helping of lemon cream sauce.

Tilapia and shrimp with sauce on plate

Equipment

You’ll only need a few basic pieces of kitchen equipment to make this recipe.

  • Measuring cups and spoons
  • Pan
  • Saucepan
  • Whisk
  • Mixing bowl

Substitutions

Any White Fish: Any white fish will work for this recipe.

Real Lemon: If you don’t have fresh lemon juice, you can use Real Lemon.

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Options

Looking for ways to change up this tilapia and shrimp recipe? Here are some suggestions.

Spicy: Add red pepper flakes for a kick of heat.

Dill: Dill is a delicious addition to this recipe.

Tips:

  • Remove the shrimp and tilapia after the specified time in the recipe so you don’t overcook it.
  • When cooking the sauce, whisk continually to prevent burning.
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FAQ

How long will this last?

It will keep in an air-tight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

Why is my shrimp rubbery?

When shrimp is overcooked, it will get tough and rubbery.

How do I reheat this recipe?

Place the tilapia and shrimp with the sauce in a shallow baking dish and cover it with foil. Bake at 300 degrees for about 15 minutes.

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Tilapia and Shrimp Recipe

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Yield: 3 servings

Tilapia and Shrimp Recipe

Tilapia and Shrimp Recipe

This tilapia and shrimp recipe is a seafood lover's dream. Perfectly cooked shrimp and tilapia with a creamy sauce makes a great meal.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes

Ingredients

  • 3 tilapia filets
  • 12 large raw shrimp, deveined and no tails
  • 1 cup half and half
  • 1 tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1⁄2 tsp paprika
  • 1⁄3 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 1⁄2 tsp salt
  • 1⁄4 tsp pepper

Instructions

  1. Place tilapia filets and shrimp in a large greased skillet.
  2. Season tilapia and shrimp with salt and pepper.
  3. Cook over medium heat for about 10 minutes, flipping halfway through. Shrimp is done with pink and opaque. Fish is done with white and flakey.
  4. In a small sauce pan, whisk half and half with lemon juice, garlic powder, and paprika. Cook over medium heat until it reaches a slow boil.
  5. Reduce heat to low and whisk in parmesan cheese, salt, and pepper. Be sure to stir often.
  6. Continue cooking sauce for 10-15 minutes or until it thickens.
  7. Serve each tilapia filet with 4 shrimp and a helping of lemon cream sauce.

Nutrition Information

Yield

3

Serving Size

1

Amount Per Serving Calories 389Total Fat 16gSaturated Fat 9gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 7gCholesterol 170mgSodium 890mgCarbohydrates 7gFiber 0gSugar 4gProtein 54g

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