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Cornmeal-Crusted Tilapia with Salsa

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Tilapia is a delicious freshwater fish that cooks very quickly, making it ideal for weeknight meals.

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  • Servings: 4

Source: Everyday Food, January/February 2006

Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup yellow cornmeal
  • 2 teaspoons paprika
  • Coarse salt and ground pepper
  • 4 (6 to 8 ounces each) skinless tilapia fillets
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • Spicy Black Beans, (optional)
  • 1/2 cup prepared tomato salsa

Directions

  1. In a shallow dish, combine cornmeal and paprika; season generously with salt and pepper. Separate fillets into thick and thin sides. Dredge each piece in cornmeal mixture, patting it on to coat completely.

  2. In a large nonstick skillet, heat 1 tablespoon oil over medium-high. Cook as many pieces as will fit (without crowding) until golden brown and firm, about 2 minutes per side for thin pieces and 4 minutes per side for thick ones. Transfer to a plate; sprinkle with salt, if desired, and cover loosely to keep warm. Wipe skillet with a paper towel. Repeat with remaining oil and fish. Serve with Spicy Black Beans, if desired, and salsa.

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  • Martie
    27 AUG, 2015
    Easy recipe. I served the fish with the sauteed cabbage recipe.
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  • AshEklund
    5 JAN, 2012
    Very simple, very tasty. A good weeknight meal. I served it with roasted Brussels sprouts, but I bet the fish would make awesome sandwiches with cabbage and aioli as well.
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  • AshEklund
    5 JAN, 2012
    Very simple, very tasty. A good weeknight meal. I served it with roasted Brussels sprouts, but I bet the fish would make awesome sandwiches with cabbage and aioli as well.
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  • AshEklund
    5 JAN, 2012
    Very simple, very tasty. A good weeknight meal. I served it with roasted Brussels sprouts, but I bet the fish would make awesome sandwiches with cabbage and aioli as well.
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  • Twyliah
    25 AUG, 2011
    I love this recipe. It is a "never-fail" quick and easy meal. I serve it with Zatarains low-sodium black beans and rice. So yummy! Perfect recipe for when you don't have a lot of time to make dinner.
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  • naturalsoapgirl
    15 MAR, 2011
    It was yummy! Turned out perfectly. I added a dash of garlic powder to the cornmeal mixture. Served with bowtie pasta. Added feta cheese, chopped kalamata olives and basil pesto to the pasta and put a dash of pesto on top the tilapia also. Delicious! I will be making this again!
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  • heidimatcham
    25 JAN, 2011
    I agree. It was easy and tasted delicious. I served mine with kidney beans and rice. Yum
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  • ChefTBaks
    1 NOV, 2009
    Very good and easy. I made this w/ canned black bean soup over white rice. Tasty!
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  • roccocooks
    10 JUN, 2008
    Fantastic! Served with Mango Peach Salsa, delish! Spicy black beans, I made with cumin, corn, garlic
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  • roccocooks
    10 JUN, 2008
    Fantastic! Served with Mango Peach Salsa, delish! Spicy black beans, I made with cumin, corn, garlic
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