A couple of years ago my husband and I were in Sam's Club and a vendor was cooking tilapia for the customers to sample. That was the best tilapia I had ever had so he told me how he cooked them and I've been doing it this way ever since.
Cover bottom of skillet with oil. I like using extra virgin olive oil aka/EVOO with this dish but any oil should work. I just feel it's a little healthier. Sometimes I add a pat of butter to the oil as well. This gives it a nice flavor. Heat it up before putting in the fish.
Wash fillets and pat dry with a paper towel. This will help the seasonings to stick to the fillets better.
Place fillets into the hot oil. Sprinkle on the seasonings and cook approximately 5 to 6 minutes. (This depends on the size and thickness of the fillets). Flip each fillet and sprinkle the other side with the seasonings and cook approximately 5 additional minutes. Flip once more and cook approximately one minute or less and plate them up.
I like spooning the extra seasoned EVOO sauce over my fillets. This is so yummy to dip your bread in. You can certainly use your favorite seasonings instead of the ones I use.