Tilapia in Mushroom Sauce (Tilapia en Salsa de Champiñones)

Tilapia in mushroom sauceFish in mushroom sauce is a dish that I usually get in restaurants in Colombia. Some fish commonly used in this recipe are catfish and trout, and it is usually served with patacón and salad. I love tilapia and I had it in my refrigerator, so used it instead and it turned out very well!



(2 Servings)

  • 2 (6 oz) Tilapia fillets
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • Sauce

  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • ¼ cup chopped onion
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • ½ pound Portobello mushrooms, cleaned and sliced
  • ¼ teaspoon ground thyme
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups milk
  • Salt and pepper


  1. Season both sides of tilapia fillets with salt and black pepper. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add tilapia fillets and cook 3 to 5 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, set a saucepan over medium-high heat and add the butter. Once melted, add the mushrooms, onions, garlic and thyme to the pan and cook, stirring often, until most of the liquid has evaporated, about 5 minutes.
  3. Sprinkle the flour into the pan, stir to combine, and cook the roux, stirring, for 2 minutes. Whisk the milk into the saucepan. Season the sauce with the salt and pepper and stir to combine. Bring the sauce to a boil, reduce the heat to a simmer, and cook, stirring frequently with a wooden spoon, until sauce is thick and smooth and any floury taste is gone, about 5 minutes.
  4. Top tilapia with mushroom mixture just before serving.
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  1. says

    I love that creamy mushroom sauce… I would eat anything if it was topped with that beautiful flavor. But this dish looks perfect alround…and I love the cous cous with almonds too…do you have the recipe for that posted ?

  2. heli says

    this was delish!!!!!! i absolutly loved the recipe my husband doesnt like fish and he was talking about it all night and wants to eat it again for our family reunion next week thank you

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