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Pan-Seared Tilapia Recipe
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Pan-Seared Tilapia
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  • READY IN 18 mins

Pan-Seared Tilapia

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"This pan-seared tilapia dish is a delicious and easy way to prepare seafood! Great for a quick weeknight meal accompanied with fresh veggies. Try this healthy dish full of flavor and nutrition!"

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  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    8 mins
  • READY IN

    18 mins

Directions

  1. Rinse tilapia fillets in cold water and pat dry with paper towels. Season both sides of each fillet with salt and pepper. Place the flour in a shallow dish; gently press each fillet into the flour to coat and shake off the excess flour.
  2. Heat the olive oil in a skillet over medium-high heat; cook the tilapia in the hot oil until the fish flakes easily with a fork, about 4 minutes per side. Brush the melted butter onto the tilapia in the last minute before removing from the skillet. Serve immediately.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Oct 06, 2011

First of all, my fish looked like the picture which AMAZED me because although I'm not a beginner cook I tend to over batter fish. This was AMAZING. My fiance loved it! There are things I changed just to suit my tastes...(I am sure the original recipe would have been just as good.) I added onto the normal salt and pepper...Old Bay, garlic salt, more paprika, a little ground red pepper, onion powder and then I dusted it with flour. What helped me know that the pan was hot enough was something I learned from the Food Network. I just took a tiny pinch of flour and tossed it in the oil...if it started to cook or bubble...that's how you know it's ready for the fish. I did not use the extra unsalted butter. THIS WAS AWESOME! My fiance ate the whole thing before I could sit down! He said it was better than his mom's! :) He even told his mom about it! Thank you so much for this dish!

 
Most Helpful Critical Review
Jul 05, 2011

First time trying tilapia - guess I'm not a big fan

 
Aug 12, 2009

So simple and good! You can add whatever seasoning you like to the flour. (I used blackened seafood seasoning) I made a garlic-butter, parsley and lime sauce to go on top. yum.

 
Dec 11, 2009

Just made this for dinner tonight. It turned out great. My family and I thought it was a great way to prepare tilapia. My filets didn't need 4 min per side. I only had them on each side for approx. 2 min. Paired this with a green salad and it made for a great, easy and quick weeknight dinner.

 
Sep 08, 2010

Very good! The whole family enjoyed it. I added Old Bay, Garlic Salt, Onion Powder, Paprika, and Crushed Red Pepper to the flour before coating.

 
Jul 27, 2009

I used lemon pepper seasoning instead of regular black pepper. If gave it a hint of lemon flavoring. Very good.

 
Jan 19, 2011

It came out better than I anticipated, I rarely use flour for breading fish. And, I've never fried Tilapia, always grilled or baked. Yummy!

 
Jan 13, 2011

As written we rated a 4 as we felt it needed a little more spice. The next batch we took the advice of others and added in Old Bay Seasoning and left out the butter as we felt in was not necessary. Yummy

 

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Nutrition

  • Calories
  • 249 kcal
  • 12%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 11.9 g
  • 4%
  • Cholesterol
  • 56 mg
  • 19%
  • Fat
  • 10.8 g
  • 17%
  • Fiber
  • 0.4 g
  • 2%
  • Protein
  • 24.6 g
  • 49%
  • Sodium
  • 148 mg
  • 6%

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

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