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tilapia with almond crust

(1 rating)
Recipe by
Mikekey *
Seattle, WA

Nice firm whitefish, with a browned nut crust. For variation, use macadamias or pecans. Any firm white fish would work, i.e. red snapper. I like to use tilapia "loins".

(1 rating)
yield 4 serving(s)
prep time 30 Min
cook time 15 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For tilapia with almond crust

  • 3/4 c
    dry bread crumbs
  • 3/4 c
    finely chopped almonds
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 1/2 tsp
    garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp
    ground black pepper
  • 1 c
  • 1/2 c
    all purpose flour
  • 4
    tilapia fillets (about 6 oz. each)
  • 2 Tbsp
  • 4
    lemon wedges, for serving

How To Make tilapia with almond crust

  • 1
    Combine bread crumbs, almonds, salt, garlic powder and black pepper in a shallow dish.
  • 2
    Pour buttermilk in another shallow dish.
  • 3
    Pour flour on a sheet of wax paper.
  • 4
    Rinse the fillets with water and pat them dry with paper towels. Dredge the fillets in the flour, then dip them in buttermilk. Dredge them in the almond mixture. Place the fillets on a small cookie pan that has been dusted with a bit of the almond mix and chill for about 20 minutes for the almond crust to set.
  • 5
    Heat one tablespoon of oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. Add two fillets, cook them about three minutes on each side until they are browned and the fish flakes when tested with a fork.
  • 6
    Remove them to a platter to keep warm. Add the remaining tablespoon of oil to the skillet and cook the remaining fillets. If you have a large skillet, you can do all four at once.
  • 7
    Serve with lemon wedges.

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