This parsley and anchovy butter can be prepared in advance and goes perfectly with tilapia or your favorite fish! Keto and gluten free recipe.
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I love meals that I can prepare in advance – I often have more energy during the day than I do at 6/7pm and I'm sure I'm not alone! This dinner recipe only uses a few ingredients but it is a really lovely way to eat fish – and you can use any white fish fillet that you like if you can't find (or don't like) tilapia.
How to Make Tilapia with Parsley Anchovy Butter
To make the compound butter, mix together some softened butter, chopped fresh parsley, black pepper and anchovy paste. You could of course use canned anchovies but anchovy paste is something I always have on hand and is super convenient!
Place the butter mixture onto a piece of food wrap, and form it into a sausage shape, twisting the wrap around it.
Put it in the fridge to harden up.
Roast the tilapia fillets in a little dry white wine with some salt and pepper. You could also use water, vegetable stock or fish stock instead of the wine.
The fish only takes 10-15 minutes to bake, so you can prepare a side dish while this is cooking – a salad is good for a lunch dish or broccoli or green beans are good for a more substantial meal.
To serve, place a few slices of the butter on top of the tilapia. The herby buttery salty deliciousness will slowly melt all over the fish. And it's only 0.2g net carbs per serving – almost zero carb!
You may not need all the butter for two people – so save it in the fridge and use it on steamed vegetables or any other meat or fish! Let's look at a close-up as it's so pretty!
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- 2 oz (4 tbs) unsalted butter, softened
- ¼ cup fresh Italian parsley, finely chopped
- 2 tsp anchovy paste
- black pepper
- 2 tilapia fillets
- ¼ cup dry white wine
- salt and black pepper
- Prepare the butter in advance. Mash together the softened butter, chopped parsley, black pepper and anchovy paste.
- Form into a log and wrap in kitchen wrap. Place in the fridge to harden.
- Preheat oven to 380F.
- Place tilapia in baking dish and add the wine. Use water or stock as an alternative to wine. Season with salt and pepper.
- Roast the fish for 10-15 minutes until cooked through.
- To serve, place slices of the butter over the fish.
0.2g net carbs per serving (not including wine as it is not consumed)
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Nutrition InformationYield 2 Serving Size Half the recipe
Amount Per Serving Calories 434Total Fat 28gSaturated Fat 16gTrans Fat 0gCholesterol 160mgSodium 408mgCarbohydrates 0.5gNet Carbohydrates 0.2gFiber 0.3gProtein 45g