Tasty Sauted Tilapia

Bea L.


A couple of years ago my husband and I were in Sam's Club and a vendor was cooking tilapia for the customers to sample. That was the best tilapia I had ever had so he told me how he cooked them and I've been doing it this way ever since.


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    tilapia fillets
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    black pepper
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    garlic powder
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    olive oil, (i use extra virgin)

How to Make Tasty Sauted Tilapia


  1. Cover bottom of skillet with oil. I like using extra virgin olive oil aka/EVOO with this dish but any oil should work. I just feel it's a little healthier. Sometimes I add a pat of butter to the oil as well. This gives it a nice flavor. Heat it up before putting in the fish.
  2. Wash fillets and pat dry with a paper towel. This will help the seasonings to stick to the fillets better.
  3. Place fillets into the hot oil. Sprinkle on the seasonings and cook approximately 5 to 6 minutes. (This depends on the size and thickness of the fillets). Flip each fillet and sprinkle the other side with the seasonings and cook approximately 5 additional minutes. Flip once more and cook approximately one minute or less and plate them up.
  4. I like spooning the extra seasoned EVOO sauce over my fillets. This is so yummy to dip your bread in. You can certainly use your favorite seasonings instead of the ones I use.

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About Tasty Sauted Tilapia

Course/Dish: Fish
Main Ingredient: Fish
Regional Style: American
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, Healthy
Hashtag: #Seafood

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