Pan-Fried Tilapia with Mango Salsa

Kathy D


This is a yummy, low-fat fish recipe. Perfect for summer! The recipe is for 2 people, but it could easily be doubled or halved.
* NOTE: Even though the ingredients and directions for the mango salsa, rice and vegetable medley are listed after the tilapia, I recommend prepping them first so they are ready to go!


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20 Min
20 Min


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tilapia fillets
vegetable oil
1/4 tsp
red pepper flakes (or you can use cayenne)
salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
white rice, for serving
vegetable medley, for serving
lemon pepper, to taste


1 c
tomatoes, diced
1/2 c
red onion, diced
1/4 c
hot pepper, diced
2 Tbsp
fresh cilantro, chopped
salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
1 tsp
olive oil, extra virgin
1 tsp
white vinegar
1/2 tsp
granulated garlic
1/2 c
mango, chopped

How to Make Pan-Fried Tilapia with Mango Salsa


  • 1Preheat a cast iron skillet on medium heat.
    Brush both sides of the tilapia with oil. Sprinkle the seasonings over both sides of the tilapia, to taste.
  • 2Pan-fry the tilapia, carefully turning once. Cook to an internal temp of 145 degrees F.
  • 3Meanwhile, cook the rice according to package directions, and steam the vegetable medley, season with the lemon pepper to taste.
  • 4Mango Salsa:
    Mix all of the ingredients, except the mango. Just before serving, add the mango and mix lightly.
  • 5To Serve:
    Top the fish with the salsa and serve alongside the rice and veggies. Enjoy!

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About Pan-Fried Tilapia with Mango Salsa

Course/Dish: Fish
Main Ingredient: Fish
Regional Style: Filipino
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, Healthy

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