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tex mex tilapia

★★★★★ 2
a recipe by
Robert Thomas
St. Albans, VT

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.

Blue Ribbon Recipe

Imagine this super yummy (and easy) fish bundled up in a fish taco.... dreamy!

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★★★★★ 2
serves 2
prep time 20 Min
cook time 10 Min
method Pan Fry

Ingredients For tex mex tilapia

  • 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
  • 1
    egg, beaten
  • flour, for dredging

How To Make tex mex tilapia

  • 1
    Combine 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.
  • 2
    Dry 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
  • 3
    put 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.