People often ask me how I prepare tilapia, especially when they find out that I’m pretty picky when it comes to fish. I don’t like my fish to taste “fishy”–and if you don’t like your fish that way either, then you know exactly what I mean. But you can prepare fish and really enjoy its flavor and how it interacts with other ingredients. Fish is such a healthy protein, but it is challenging when it comes to preparation. Hopefully you’ll find, like I did, the below recipe for tilapia to be both great-tasting and easy to create.
:: Go here to see the full meal, w/ seasoned grits on the Publix website.
- 1/2 cup pecan pieces
- 1/2 cup bread crumbs
- 1/4 cup flour
- 1/2 cup reduced-fat milk
- 1 egg (or 1/4 cup egg substitute)
- 1 1/2 pounds tilapia fillets
- 1 teaspoon seasoned salt
- 1/4 cup canola oil
- Chop pecans finely (like coarse bread crumbs); combine with bread crumbs in medium bowl. Place flour in second medium bowl. Blend milk and egg together in third medium bowl. (TIP : I just take leftover whole wheat bread crust in the food processor. I also add hot sauce to the egg mixture for a little more taste!)
- Preheat large sauté pan on medium 1-2 minutes. Sprinkle both sides of fish with seasoned salt.
- Dip fillets in flour (coating both sides) then dip into egg mixture (allowing excess to drip off). Finally, dip into pecan mixture. Wash hands.
- Place oil in pan; swirl to coat. Add fish and cook 2-3 minutes on each side or until golden. Serve.
See all my Recipes for Fish HERE in my recipe box!