More Easy Fish Recipes. If you don’t have tilapia, use another mild, white fish such as cod, flounder, or Dover sole; Swap the rosemary for some capers; Skip the mustard and the rosemary and use dill instead . Dredge fillets lightly in flour, and coat both sides of fillets with cooking spray. Sprinkle fillets with salt and pepper. Easy pan-fried tilapia, lightly breaded and quickly fried in an equal amount of butter and olive oil. Pan-Fried Tilapia with Lemon Butter Sauce Substitutions and Variations. DIRECTIONS. Then topped with a wine sauce and garnished with capers. Combine first 6 ingredients, stir­ring well with a whisk; set aside. Indian Fish Fillet in Yogurt Sauce