Shrimp Stuffed Fish with Sage Butter Sauce for Thanskgiving

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Oct. 02, 2012

Watch Chef Brian make a stuffed Tilapia fish as an alternative to turkey for thanksgiving. If you have non-meat eaters over for the big day, this is a great recipe to put on your table.


Tilapia filets 500 Gram
Cooking oil 2 Tablespoon
For stuffing
Stuffing corn bread mix 2 Cup (32 tbs)
Baby shrimp 1 Cup (16 tbs) , chop
Clam juice 1/4 Cup (4 tbs)
Salt & pepper 1 Teaspoon
For the sage and butter sauce
Lemon juice 1 Teaspoon
Seasoning 1 Teaspoon
Nutmeg powder 1 Teaspoon
Sage 1 Tablespoon
Butter 1 Tablespoon
Heavy cream 2 Tablespoon



1. In a saute pan heat the oil and when smoking hot, quickly sear the fish. Lightly season with salt and pepper.

2. Combine the ingredients for the stuffing and spoon the stuffing on top of the fish. Pour some clam juice to moisten.

3. Bake the fish in the oven for 12 minutes at 350 degree F.

4. Once the fish is cooked remove from the pan to serving plates and keep warm.

5. In the same pan make the sage and butter sauce. Deglaze it with the lemon juice then add seasoning, and nutmeg. Pour in heavy cream and simmer until thick.

6. Finally add the sage and finish with butter once you take the pan off the heat.


7. Serve the fish along with the sage and butter sauce spooned on top and accompany with assorted grilled, steamed or roasted vegetables. Serve with a nice semi-dry white wine.


This dish can be served instead of turkey during thanksgiving.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Very Easy
Cook Time: 15 Minutes
Ready In: 15 Minutes
Servings: 4

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 716Calories from Fat 248

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat 28 g43.1%

Saturated Fat 10 g50%

Trans Fat 0 g


Sodium 1926 mg80.25%

Total Carbohydrates 84 g28%

Dietary Fiber 4 g16%

Sugars 8 g

Protein 31 g62%

Vitamin A % Vitamin C %

Calcium % Iron %

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet