Pan-Seared Tilapia

230 Reviews 25 Pics
  • Prep

    10 m
  • Cook

    8 m
  • Ready In

    18 m
AppleChef
Recipe by  AppleChef

“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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Ingredients

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Original recipe yields 4 servings

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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Susan
513

Susan

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!

Lil Mermaid
312

Lil Mermaid

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.

BrooklynWinter
217

BrooklynWinter

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.

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Nutrition

Amount Per Serving (4 total)

  • Calories
  • 249 cal
  • 12%
  • Fat
  • 10.8 g
  • 17%
  • Carbs
  • 11.9 g
  • 4%
  • Protein
  • 24.6 g
  • 49%
  • Cholesterol
  • 56 mg
  • 19%
  • Sodium
  • 148 mg
  • 6%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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