Tex Mex Tilapia

Robert Thomas


Everyone knows we all need to add more fish to our diets, so here's a quick two-person recipe.

The tilapia is a very mild-flavored fish so takes well to spices and sauces. This particular brand, Ocean Chef, has a very low sodium (40mg) content compared to other brands.

My fiance has a sodium-restricted diet and tilapia is one of the few fishes she will eat.

★★★★★ 2 votes
20 Min
10 Min
Pan Fry

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Notes from the Test Kitchen:
Imagine this super yummy (and easy) fish bundled up in a fish taco.... dreamy!


1 tsp
dried oregano leaves
3/4 tsp
salt-free spicely mexican spice mixture
1/4 tsp
garlic powder
1/4 tsp
onion powder
ground black pepper to taste
1/2 lb
tilapia filets, thawed
2 Tbsp
olive oil
egg, beaten
flour, for dredging


1Combine the first four (4) spices and spread on a plate. Lightly beat egg in a bowl. sprinkle some flour on a plate. Arrange in order: flour, egg and spice.
2Dry the filets, then dredge in flour until uniformly covered. Dip the filets in bowl of beaten egg, then press them onto the spice mixture. Place them on a cooling rack to allow the egg to harden up a bit
3put two (2) tablespoons of olive oil in a medium skillet on medium heat. Cook three to five minutes on each side until fish flakes easily with a fork.

Serve with steamed Haricot Verts or cottage fries.

About Tex Mex Tilapia

Course/Dish: Fish, Other Main Dishes, Seafood
Main Ingredient: Seafood
Regional Style: Mexican
Other Tag: Healthy
Hashtags: #tex-mex, #tilapia, #mexican