Monday, June 26, 2017

Pecan Crusted Tilapia

Transforms bland tilapia into a great dish!

My husband loves fish, and this recipe did not disappoint!  It's so easy and takes minutes to prepare.

The original recipe called for the seasonings to be blended into the bread crumbs and pecans, but I found that, like most coatings, it doesn't all stick to the fish, so I added them to the flour mixture instead...turned out great!

I also didn't have the buttermilk and substituted that with half and half mixed with a little lemon juice.  Another great hack.  


1/2 cup bread crumbs or Panko crumbs
1/2 cup finely chopped pecans
1/4 cup flour
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. granulated garlic or garlic powder
1/4 tsp. black pepper
1/2 cup buttermilk (low-fat is fine)
1/2 tsp. hot sauce
4 (6oz.) tilapia fillets or your favorite fish  (I used founder)
1 Tbsp. oil, divided (add a little butter for a richer flavor)

  1. Combine bread crumbs and pecans in a shallow dish.
  2. Combine buttermilk and hot sauce (such as Pete's or Tabasco) in a medium bowl.
  3. Place flour in a third shallow dish, add salt, garlic powder and black pepper.
  4. Dredge 1 fillet in flour, dip into buttermilk mixture, then into breadcrumb and pecan mixture. Repeat with remaining fillets.
  5. Heat 1 1/2 tsp oil in a large skillet (non-stick works best) over medium-high heat.
  6. Cook 2 fillets for 3 minutes on each side or until fish flakes easily. (If you would rather bake it,  400 degrees for 15-20 minutes is fine.)
  7. Add remaining oil and cook additional 2 fillets.
  8. Serve with lemon!
  9. "God's word is not just for our information, it's for our transformation."