7 Ways With Tilapia

Versatile, economical tilapia is a fish that's a perfect canvas for a variety of sauces and seasonings.

  • The firm texture and mild flavor of tilapia make it ideal for a variety of cooking methods.

    Versatile Tilapia

    The firm texture and mild flavor of tilapia make it ideal for a variety of cooking methods. Pan-fried, broiled, baked, or braised, tilapia readily absorbs the robust flavor of spicy marinades, creamy sauces, and subtle seasonings. Plus, a 6-ounce fillet only has about 125 calories and about 1 gram of fat.

  • Broiled Tilapia with Thai Coconut-Curry Sauce
    Becky Luigart-Stayner; Lydia DeGaris-Pursell

    Broiled Tilapia with Thai Coconut-Curry Sauce

    A dynamic sauce of fresh ginger, coconut milk, and a dash of curry bring this fillet to life.
  • Tilapia Tacos with Peach Relish
    Lee Harrelson

    Tilapia Tacos with Peach Relish

    Try shredding baked tilapia fillets and garnishing with fresh peach for a new twist on fish tacos. Add a dash of lime and a little seasoning for a Mexican-inspired meal.
  • Spicy Seafood Stew
    James Carrier

    Spicy Seafood Stew

    Because tilapia absorbs flavor so well, it's a perfect addition to this seafood stew. The flavors of ground cumin, chili powder, and hot green chilies meld seamlessly with the tilapia, red potatoes, and shrimp. Serve over quinoa or rice.
  • Cornmeal-Crusted Tilapia Salad
    Lee Harrelson

    Cornmeal-Crusted Tilapia Salad

    Tilapia, a firm white fish, is ideal for pan-frying because it holds its shape while cooking. Serve this fillet over a bed of fresh salad greens.
  • Sautéed Tilapia with Lemon-Peppercorn Pan Sauce
    Becky Luigart-Stayner; Lydia DeGaris-Pursell

    Sautéed Tilapia with Lemon-Peppercorn Pan Sauce

    One skillet is all it takes to prepare this superfast meal. Chicken broth, lemon juice, and crushed peppercorns create a piquant sauce. Serve with rice.
  • Broiled Tilapia with Tomato-Caper Salsa
    Randy Mayor

    Broiled Tilapia with Tomato-Caper Salsa

    A rich and zesty salsa loaded with tomatoes, capers, and parsley tops this classic broiled fish. Serve with couscous for a complete meal.
  • Skillet Fillets with Cilantro Butter

    Skillet Fillets with Cilantro Butter

    Spread this pan-fried tilapia with a creamy cilantro-lemon butter, and you've got a quick, 20-minute main dish.

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