Tilapia with a Neo-Soul Touch

Carol White

By
@Mstwinkie

It’s Friday night and the cast iron skillet is waiting for this fish.
When delicious seafood is dipped in flavorful batters or coatings before baking or frying, it adds an extra dimension of crispness that retains flavor and moisture. My pan fried Tilapia was marinated the night before then dredge in season flour combined with instant mash potato flakes which make the perfect coating for this fish.


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Serves:

6

Prep:

10 Min

Cook:

15 Min

Method:

Deep Fry

Ingredients

STAR OF THE SHOW

3 large
tilapia fillets ( cut in half)

MAKING THE MARINADE

1 Tbsp
fish sauce
2 Tbsp
toasted sesame oil
1 Tbsp
ms dash garlic & herb seasoning
1 tsp
crush black pepper

MAKING SEASON FLOUR

1 c
all purpose flour
1/2 c
instant mashed potato flakes
1 Tbsp
old bay seasoning
1 tsp
garlic powder
1 tsp
ground cumin
1 Tbsp
crush black pepper
1 tsp
salt
coconut oil for pan frying

Directions Step-By-Step

1
1. Place tilapia filets in a large Ziploc storage bag and add fish sauce, sesame oil, Ms Dash Garlic & herb, and black pepper. Seal bag and make sure fish is covered well. Then place fish in refrigerator and let marinade for an hour or over night if you can.
Note: Prep time does not include marinading time.
2
Prepare fish to fry - remove fish from marinade place on a plate. In a large Ziploc bag, add flour, instant mash potato flakes, Old Bay, garlic powder, cumin, black pepper, and salt if you desire. Place fish in bag and toss and shake until tilapia fillets are completely covered. Then remove filets and shake off excess coating and place on a plate to give coating a chance to adhere to fish.
3
In a large frying pan, heat oil to about 325˚F (hot) place two filets at a time and fry until golden brown on each side and crispy. Then remove filets and place on a paper towel to drain, then season lightly with salt and pepper if you require additional seasoning. Continue process until you finish. Serve with hot sauce and your favorite side dish. Enjoy !

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Fish
Main Ingredient: Fish
Regional Style: African
Other Tag: Quick & Easy
Hashtags: #Fried, #tilapia