Spicy Fish Fillets

Lynette !


This fish is seasoned with Ethiopian chili powder, berbere. You can bake the fillets or fry them in a skillet.


★★★★★ 5 votes

15 Min
15 Min


  • 1 lb
    tilapia fillets (may use another white fish)
  • 2 tsp
  • 3 Tbsp
    olive oil
  • 1/2 c
    breadcrumbs, finely crushed
  • 1/2 c
  • 1
  • 1/4 tsp
    ground allspice
  • ·
    salt, to taste

How to Make Spicy Fish Fillets


  1. Cut the fish fillet into 4 pieces. Roll the lemon to release the juice, and rinse the fillets with fresh lemon juice. Pat dry.
  2. Mix the berbere, allspice and breadcrumbs.
  3. Rub the fillets with 2 tablespoons of the oil.
  4. Dip the fillets in the buttermilk and then into the breadcrumbs, covering all sides.
  5. On a baking rack, lay the fish fillets side by side; lightly coat the fillets with one tablespoon of oil;
  6. In a preheated 400° oven, bake the fillets for 15 minutes or until golden brown; or in a greased, medium heat skillet, fry the fillets, turning once, until golden brown.

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About Spicy Fish Fillets

Course/Dish: Fish
Main Ingredient: Fish
Regional Style: African
Hashtag: #tilapia

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