Pan Seared Tilapia w/ Almond Browned Butter

Norma DeRemer


I love the taste of Tilapia and this recipe is so good served over Snow Peas. It was fast and easy to make when friends of ours called and said they were near our house and wanted to stop by. It was close to dinner time so I came up with this fast dish while they were on their way here. They loved this dish and my friend ask for the recipe before they left. With a glass of red wine and this fish dish; it turned out a great evening with our friends.


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  • 3 c
    snow pea pods, trimmed
  • 4
    4 to 5 ounce skinless tilapia fillets
  • ·
    sea salt and fresh ground pepper
  • 1 tsp
  • 1 Tbsp
    olive oil
  • 2 Tbsp
  • 1/4 c
    sliced almonds
  • 1 Tbsp
    snipped fresh parsley if desired

How to Make Pan Seared Tilapia w/ Almond Browned Butter


  1. In a large sauce pan place enough salted water for cooking the snow pea pods. Bring the water to boiling and add pea pods.
  2. Cook for 2 minutes. Remove pan from heat; drain and set aside.
  3. Meanwhile, season one side of the fish with salt and pepper; sprinkle with flour.
  4. Heat a large skillet over medium high heat and add olive oil and tilt pan to coat with oil. Return pan to heat and add fish with floured side up.
  5. Cook fish for 4 to 5 minutes until it is easy to remove with a spatula.
  6. Gently turn fish and cook for 2 to 3 minutes more or until fish flakes easily with a fork or is golden brown.
  7. Arrange peas on a serving platter and place fish on top of peas. (I arranged 4 serving plates instead of serving platter)and served roasted potatoes as a side dish.
  8. In the same skillet reduce heat to medium and add butter.
  9. When butter begins to melt, stir in almonds.
  10. Cook for 30 to 60 seconds or until butter is melted and nuts are lightly toasted (don't let the butter burn).
  11. Spoon butter mixture over fish fillets. Sprinkle with parsley if desired and serve hot.

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About Pan Seared Tilapia w/ Almond Browned Butter

Course/Dish: Fish, Other Sauces
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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