Tilapia with Almond Crust

Mikekey K

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@Mikekey

Nice firm whitefish, with a browned nut crust. For variation, use macadamias or pecans. Any firm white fish would work, i.e. red snapper. I like to use tilapia "loins".


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Serves:

4

Prep:

30 Min

Cook:

15 Min

Method:

Stove Top

Ingredients

3/4 c
dry bread crumbs
3/4 c
finely chopped almonds
1/2 tsp
salt
1/2 tsp
garlic powder
1/2 tsp
ground black pepper
1 c
buttermilk
1/2 c
all purpose flour
4
tilapia fillets (about 6 oz. each)
2 Tbsp
oil
4
lemon wedges, for serving

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Combine bread crumbs, almonds, salt, garlic powder and black pepper in a shallow dish.
2
Pour buttermilk in another shallow dish.
3
Pour flour on a sheet of wax paper.
4
Rinse the fillets with water and pat them dry with paper towels. Dredge the fillets in the flour, then dip them in buttermilk. Dredge them in the almond mixture. Place the fillets on a small cookie pan that has been dusted with a bit of the almond mix and chill for about 20 minutes for the almond crust to set.
5
Heat one tablespoon of oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. Add two fillets, cook them about three minutes on each side until they are browned and the fish flakes when tested with a fork.
6
Remove them to a platter to keep warm. Add the remaining tablespoon of oil to the skillet and cook the remaining fillets. If you have a large skillet, you can do all four at once.
7
Serve with lemon wedges.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Fish
Main Ingredient: Fish
Regional Style: American