How to Cook Tilapia

How to Cook Tilapia

Tilapia is a delicious, mild tasting
fish that’s farm raised in freshwater, and an inexpensive, and plentiful
alternative to other whitefish like Cod. Tilapia’s flavor is so mild, it easily takes
on the flavor of your favorite seasonings. Plus the small, thin fillets cook quickly
in a variety of ways. We’ll show you 3 easy methods to
serve up this tasty fish dish. To bake tilapia, start out with
fresh fillets. If you buy frozen, thoroughly
thaw them before cooking. Preheat the oven to 400,
and lightly oil a baking dish. Arrange fresh spinach leaves in
the bottom of a baking dish, and place the fillets on top. Sprinkle fillets with salt and pepper,
or any other favorite seasoning such as garlic salt. Bake for about 15 minutes, or until
the flesh flakes easily with a fork. Pan fry, or saute tilapia by first
breading it in seasoned flour. Combine flour and seasonings like salt,
pepper, garlic powder, and thyme on a plate. Dredge the fillets in the flour mixture,
making sure to coat each side with an even dusting. Heat oil, butter, or a bit of both in
a large skillet over medium-high heat. Place the fillets in a pan, and saute
for a few minutes on each side. It’s done when the flesh
flakes easily away with a fork. Broiling is the fastest way to enjoy tilapia.
First, marinate the fillets in equal parts melted butter, lemon juice,
and soy sauce. Coat each side of the fillets thoroughly,
and let marinate for 10 minutes. Place the fillets on an oiled broiler pan,
and place about 4 inches under the heat. Broil about 5 minutes on each side,
or until fish flakes easily with a fork. To sauce up your fillets after
they’re cooked, melt equal parts butter and
lemon juice in a pan. Add capers two taste, and pour
over the fillets, and serve. A great source of protein,
tilapia makes a tasty, healthy meal, and is plentiful in all seasons.
Give it a try!

41 Replies to “How to Cook Tilapia

  1. All you need is a hot pan and some oil to cook tilapia Just heat it up, drop it in, flip after 2 minutes, and cook another 2. Done.

  2. so this is probably a dumb question, but you eat the spinach with it too, right? anyhoo, gonna try this tonight for my sister and i!

  3. No dumb questions! Yes, you can totally eat the spinach along with the fish. Drizzle some olive oil and salt and pepper over the spinach and you are good to go.

  4. As a Seafood worker at a Major Supermarket in the Southeast ,Talapia is one of my biggest sellers.I like the breaded recipe ,but I love using Panko breadcrumbs instead of A/P Flour. It gives it just the right crunch to the fish.

  5. what's the whole point of having Spinich? Can I just put Olive Oil in the bowl and put the marinated Tilapia on top?

  6. i have a really hard time eating tilapia because of the smell and taste, now i've eaten tilapia at a restaurant once for the first time ever it didn't smell or taste like fish and it was really delicious, i was just curious if these recipes gets rid of that smell /taste? 

  7. I really enjoy the baked tilapia over spinach.  Have done this one multiple times.  Definitely my favorite.

  8. I pan fried talipia before in butter n sunflower oil it came out really nice but will try it with the spanich need how it taste

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