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Tilapia and Shrimp with Lemon Cream Sauce

This tilapia and shrimp recipe with lemon cream sauce is a seafood lover's dream. Perfectly cooked fish and shrimp are bathed in a lemon cream sauce.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings 3


  • ● 3 tilapia filets
  • ● 12 large raw shrimp deveined and no tails
  • ● 1 cup half and half
  • ● 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • ● 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • ● ½ teaspoon paprika
  • ● ⅓ cup grated parmesan cheese
  • ● ½ teaspoon salt
  • ● ¼ teaspoon pepper


  • Get out and measure your ingredients.
    Overhead photo of all the ingredients needed to make Tilapia and Shrimp with Lemon Cream Sauce.
  • Place tilapia filets and shrimp in a large greased skillet.
    Tilapia and Shrimp placed in a large greased skillet.
  • Season tilapia and shrimp with salt and pepper.
  • Cook over medium heat for about 10 minutes, flipping halfway through. Shrimp is done with pink and opaque. Fish is done with white and flakey.
    Tilapia and Shrimp seasoned with salt and pepper and cooked inside a skillet.
  • In a small sauce pan, whisk half and half with lemon juice, garlic powder, and paprika. Cook over medium heat until it reaches a slow boil.
    A saucepan with lemon juice, garlic powder, and paprika. Whisk together.
  • Reduce heat to low and whisk in parmesan cheese, salt, and pepper. Be sure to stir often.
    Parmesan cheese, salt, and pepper added to the sauce pan and whisked together. Stir often.
  • Continue cooking sauce for 10-15 minutes or until it thickens.
    Completed sauce in a saucepan.
  • Serve each tilapia filet with 4 shrimp and a helping of lemon cream sauce.
    Closeup photo of tilapia and shrimp with lemon cream sauce served on a wooden plate with a small lemon wedge.
  • Enjoy every bite!
    Closeup photo of a fork with a bite of tilapia. The fork is held over a plate of Tilapia and Shrimp with Lemon Cream Sauce.