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

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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

Reviews (13)

37 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 7
  • 4 star values: 10
  • 3 star values: 11
  • 2 star values: 8
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: Unrated
08/27/2015
Easy recipe. I served the fish with the sauteed cabbage recipe.
Rating: 4 stars
01/05/2012
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.
Rating: 4 stars
01/05/2012
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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Rating: 4 stars
01/05/2012
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.
Rating: Unrated
08/25/2011
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.
Rating: Unrated
03/15/2011
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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Rating: Unrated
01/25/2011
I agree. It was easy and tasted delicious. I served mine with kidney beans and rice. Yum
Rating: Unrated
11/01/2009
Very good and easy. I made this w/ canned black bean soup over white rice. Tasty!
Rating: Unrated
06/10/2008
Fantastic! Served with Mango Peach Salsa, delish! Spicy black beans, I made with cumin, corn, garlic
Rating: Unrated
06/10/2008
Fantastic! Served with Mango Peach Salsa, delish! Spicy black beans, I made with cumin, corn, garlic
Rating: Unrated
06/10/2008
Fantastic! Served with Mango Peach Salsa, delish! Spicy black beans, I made with cumin, corn, garlic
Rating: Unrated
02/15/2008
Fast and delicious! I add a bit of Cajun Seasoning I bought in New Orleans, along with the paprika. Tilapia is one of our favorite fish dinners.
Rating: Unrated
01/29/2008
Yum! Very easy and tasty. I don't know if it made a difference, but I first dipped the fish in a beaten egg, then in the cornmeal mixture. I served it with a store bought red pepper and onion relish.