Almond and Parmesan Crusted Tilapia Recipe -
Almond and Parmesan Crusted Tilapia Recipe
  • READY IN 20 mins

Almond and Parmesan Crusted Tilapia

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"Flavorful recipe for this farm-raised fish that is easy and done in minutes! The fish is broiled with a creamy cheese coating for an impressive flavor and texture. Be careful not to overcook the fish."

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Original recipe makes 4 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    10 mins

    20 mins


  1. Set oven rack about 6 inches from the heat source and preheat the oven's broiler. Line a broiling pan with aluminum foil or spray with olive oil cooking spray.
  2. Heat olive oil in a skillet over medium heat; cook and stir garlic until fragrant, 3 to 5 minutes.
  3. Mix Parmesan cheese, garlic, buttery spread, almonds, mayonnaise, bread crumbs, lemon juice, seafood seasoning, basil, black pepper, onion powder, and celery salt together in a bowl.
  4. Arrange tilapia fillets in a single layer on the prepared pan; cover pan with aluminum foil.
  5. Broil in the preheated oven for 2 to 3 minutes. Flip fillets, cover pan with aluminum foil, and broil for 2 to 3 more minutes. Remove aluminum foil and cover fillets with Parmesan cheese mixture. Broil in the oven until fish flakes easily with a fork and topping is browned, about 2 more minutes.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Feb 16, 2014

This recipe is AH-MAZING! My family loved it and I've served it up for friends too! My husband even liked it which is saying a lot. I usually serve it with garlic parmesan cous cous instead of rice.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Mar 24, 2014

Recipe flavor delicious. Two issues: preparation of topping is a little time-consuming; and, time for cooking wasn't accurate. I first attempted to broil it with the aluminum foil over the fish (didn't make sense but recipe called for this) and after 3 minutes the fish was still raw. I ended up broiling the fish without any foil, for the specified times, and it worked fine. Had to extend the broiling time for the last portion with the topping. Overall a good recipe I'll use again.


13 Ratings

Aug 20, 2014

Love this, tasted like a hybrid of pan fried and broiled. I'm lazy and used minced garlic and put the whole mixture in the microwave. It was perfect. I think next time I'll put on the half the mixture (minus bed crumbs) on the fish when I broil it to get all those flavors there.

Mar 07, 2014

Great flavor. Kids loved it

Nov 23, 2013

My husband, a true meat and potatoes man, does not care too much for fish. But he loved this dish so much he ate not only his usual portion but then devoured the rest (I had made extra for lunch the next day). So for me to find a fish recipe he liked that much is short of amazing!

Dec 17, 2014

Pretty dang tasty. I toasted the almonds just to give them a stronger flavor and then processed everything in the food processor. That made the preparations pretty simple. 5 min under a "normal" temp broil, flipped and topped them for 5 more min. Came out great.

Sep 28, 2014

Ooh my gosh! Fabulous! I substituted a few things due to what I had on hand;mayonnaise for butter, and almond flour for the slivered almonds, omitted the bread crumbs, added a little poultry seasoning and olive oil. The Old Bay Seasoning is delicious. The whole family oohed and awed, with my seven year old telling me to open my own restaurant! Thanks!

Feb 18, 2014

Loved this, my two year old never eats fish and he ate two servings ( his size). Not to mention my husband enjoyed it as well. I served it with mushroom ravioli.


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  • Calories
  • 344 kcal
  • 17%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 6.6 g
  • 2%
  • Cholesterol
  • 54 mg
  • 18%
  • Fat
  • 21.9 g
  • 34%
  • Fiber
  • 0.9 g
  • 4%
  • Protein
  • 29.3 g
  • 59%
  • Sodium
  • 567 mg
  • 23%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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