talapia recipe tassel ridge winery

Tassel Ridge® Lemon Pepper and Mushroom Tilapia

Course Main Course


  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 1/2 lb sliced mushrooms
  • 3/4 tsp lemon pepper separate 1/4 & 1/2 tsp
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 4 6oz talapia filets
  • 1/4 tsp paprika
  • 1/8 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1 medium tomato chopped
  • 3 green onions thinly sliced


  1. Melt butter in large skillet over medium heat. Add mushrooms. Sprinkle with ¼ teaspoon lemon pepper. Cook, stirring, 3 to 5 minutes, or until tender. Add garlic. Cook 30 seconds. Place fish over mushrooms. Sprinkle with paprika, cayenne pepper, and remaining lemon pepper. Cook, covered, 5 to 7 minutes, or until fish just begins to flake easily with a fork. Top with tomato and onions. Serves 4.

Recipe Notes

Wine Recommendation—Tassel Ridge Iowa Candleglow® White

This recipe is moderately spicy but the meat is a very mild fish. You could use either a dry rosé or a dry white. I chose the latter and specifically Tassel Ridge Iowa Candleglow White. Iowa Candleglow White will complement the spices in this recipe without overpowering the fish. It has pineapple, pear, melon, and apricot notes on the nose and palate and a finish that hints of green apple. This dry white is made from La Crescent, Brianna, and Edelweiss grapes grown in our Mahaska County, Iowa, vineyards. Serve chilled. – Bob Wersen, Owner, Tassel Ridge Winery