crispy honey lime tilapia

Patsy Fowler


we love fish and we have it pretty often this recipe is the best


★★★★★ 2 votes



  • 4
    fresh or thawed talapia filets
  • 2 Tbsp
    olive oil
  • 2 Tbsp
  • 2 Tbsp
    lime juice
  • 1 tsp
    lime zest
  • 2 clove
    garlic, crushed
  • 1/2 tsp
    salt and pepper
  • 1/3 c
  • 2 Tbsp
    olive oil for frying
  • ·
    additional honey and lime zest mixed for drizzling

How to Make crispy honey lime tilapia


  1. 60 minutes before cooking season tilapia filets with salt and pepper then lay in a baking dish or into a large ziplock bag.
  2. In a bowl combine olive oil, honey, lime juice, zest, crushed garlic and whisk until combined.
  3. Pour over tilapia and let marinate for an hour. Add flour a bit more salt, pepper and lime zest to a bowl and set aside.
  4. Heat a cast iron or a nonstick skillet over medium high heat and add olive oil.
  5. Dredge each piece tilapia through the flour until you have a very light coating.
  6. Make sure the pan is hot. Add tilapia to the oil and cook until flaky and crispy on each side about 3-4 minutes per side.
  7. Remove tilapia from pan and let drain on a paper towel for a few minutes. Serve with an additional drizzle of lime and honey.

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About crispy honey lime tilapia

Course/Dish: Fish
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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