Almond-Crusted Tilapia


My husband came up with this creation for Easter dinner, as Tilapia is indigenous to the sea of Galilee. It remains the best fish I have ever put in my mouth, absolutely beyond restaurant quality.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
30 mins
8 tilapia fillets


  • 2 eggs

  • 1 teaspoon lemon pepper

  • 1 teaspoon garlic pepper

  • 1 cup ground almonds

  • 1 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese

  • 8 (6 ounce) tilapia fillets

  • ¼ cup all-purpose flour for dusting

  • 6 tablespoons butter

  • salt to taste

  • 1 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese

  • 8 sprigs parsley

  • 8 lemon wedges


  1. Beat the eggs with the lemon pepper and garlic pepper until blended; set aside. Stir together ground almonds with 1 cup of Parmesan cheese in a shallow dish until combined; set aside. Dust the tilapia fillets with flour, and shake off excess. Dip the tilapia in egg, then press into the almond mixture.

  2. Melt butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Cook tilapia in melted butter until golden brown on both sides, 2 to 3 minutes per side. Reduce heat to medium, and season fillets with salt if desired. Sprinkle the tilapia with the remaining Parmesan cheese, cover, and continue cooking until the Parmesan cheese has melted, about 5 minutes.

  3. Transfer the tilapia to a serving dish, and garnish with parsley springs and lemon wedges to serve.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

424 Calories
22g Fat
9g Carbs
47g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 424
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 22g 29%
Saturated Fat 10g 51%
Cholesterol 149mg 50%
Sodium 591mg 26%
Total Carbohydrate 9g 3%
Dietary Fiber 2g 7%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 47g
Vitamin C 50mg 249%
Calcium 349mg 27%
Iron 3mg 17%
Potassium 967mg 21%

* 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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