7 Ways With 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
A dynamic sauce of fresh ginger, coconut milk, and a dash of curry bring this fillet to life.
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
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
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
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
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
Spread this pan-fried tilapia with a creamy cilantro-lemon butter, and you've got a quick, 20-minute main dish.