Coconut Tilapia with Apricot Dipping Sauce


After having coconut shrimp at a famous restaurant here in Phoenix, I decided to recreate it at home using a mild white fish filet and tilapia was my first choice. Sit back and enjoy the compliments.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
30 mins
4 servings


  • 1 cup flaked coconut, finely chopped

  • 2 tablespoons flour

  • 1 tablespoon Creole seasoning

  • 4 (4 ounce) fillets tilapia

  • ½ cup cornstarch

  • 1 (4 ounce) carton egg substitute

  • ½ cup canola oil

Apricot Dipping Sauce

  • ½ cup apricot jam

  • 2 teaspoons brown mustard

  • 1 teaspoon prepared horseradish


  1. Toss together the coconut, flour and Creole seasoning in a bowl. In a separate bowl, toss the tilapia with the cornstarch, and shake off the excess. Pour the egg substitute into a separate bowl, and dip the fillets in the egg. Press fillets in the coconut mixture coating all sides.

  2. Heat canola oil in a frying pan to a temperature of about 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Fry fillets one or two at a time on both sides until golden brown. Remove to drain on a paper towel. Prepare the apricot dipping sauce by stirring together the jam, mustard, and horseradish in a small bowl. Serve the tilapia accompanied by the dipping sauce.


The nutrition information reflects the entire amount of the breading, egg, and oil. The actual values will be less.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

650 Calories
36g Fat
54g Carbs
28g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 650
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 36g 46%
Saturated Fat 8g 38%
Cholesterol 42mg 14%
Sodium 589mg 26%
Total Carbohydrate 54g 20%
Dietary Fiber 2g 9%
Total Sugars 25g
Protein 28g
Vitamin C 6mg 28%
Calcium 67mg 5%
Iron 2mg 9%
Potassium 701mg 15%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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