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Flavor budget-friendly tilapia fillets with Cajun (or Creole) seasoning, dredge in flour and cornmeal, and pan fry for a quick-cooking weeknight meal. 

Recipe by Southern Living September 2009

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Credit: Oxmoor House

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prep:
10 mins
cook:
6 mins
total:
16 mins
Yield:
Makes 4 servings
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Sprinkle fillets with 1 tsp. seasoning. Combine remaining seasoning, flour, and cornmeal. Dredge fillets in flour mixture, shaking off excess.

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  • Melt butter with oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat; add fillets, and cook 3 to 4 minutes on each side or until fish flakes with a fork. Squeeze juice from lemon over fillets, and garnish, if desired. Serve immediately.

  • *Creole seasoning may be substituted.

  • Cajun-Seasoned Pan-Fried Chicken Breasts: Substitute 4 (8-oz.) skinned and boned chicken breasts for tilapia. Proceed with recipe as directed, cooking 8 to 10 minutes on each side or until done. Prep: 10 min., Cook: 16 min.

  • Cajun-Seasoned Pan-Fried Pork Chops: Substitute 4 (8-oz.) bone-in center-cut pork chops for tilapia. Proceed with recipe as directed, cooking 8 to 10 minutes on each side or until done. Prep: 10 min., Cook: 16 min.

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