Golden Pan-fried Tilapia

Sounds delicious, doesn’t it? You’re right, it is! The best part about this dinner is that it is super easy to make, and it cooks fairly quickly. I love making this meal almost as much as I love eating it. Ready for a step-by-step? Let’s go!

It’s only me and my husband I have to cook for right now, so we only usually cook two tilapia fillets at a time, but this recipe (if you can even call it that) is very forgiving. Like I said, it’s barely a recipe at all. Take as many fillets as you need and make sure that they are defrosted, if previously frozen, or that they have been rinsed if they are fresh. For us, it is all about easy, so I usually buy the frozen individual fillets.

These fillets are going to be breaded with a delicious seasoned flour mixture. Now, I’m one of those cooks who most of the time won’t necessarily measure (sorry!) but will go by how something tastes, or how something looks. This is one of those times. Pour flour onto a paper towel. Season it with sea salt, pepper, Italian seasoning, paprika, cumin, and garlic powder, until it looks like this:

Mix it all up, and start breading. Press it onto the tilapia so it is well coated.

Melt about two tablespoons of butter in a pan until golden brown over medium heat. Start to pan fry the fish until it too is golden brown, about 3-4 minutes on each side, depending on how thick your fillets are.

Once cooked through and this delicious looking golden color, they are ready to go! Serve with some fresh veggies and your favorite grain. Seriously, it’s so good. We stir-fried some veggies and whipped up some Rice-a-Roni (not super healthy, but I have a weak spot for it!) and man-oh-man was it amazing. Go ahead and drool.

So, what are you waiting for? Get cooking!

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