Pan-Fried Tilapia Recipes

Find simple recipes for fried tilapia and pan-seared tilapia right here, with over 50 recipes to choose from.

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Pan-Seared Tilapia

Rating: 4.64 stars
This pan-seared tilapia dish is a delicious and easy way to prepare seafood! Great for a quick weeknight meal accompanied with fresh veggies. Try this healthy dish full of flavor and nutrition!

Quick Fish Tacos

Rating: 4.56 stars
This simple yet scrumptious recipe has a nice kick and is a house favorite. Delicious!
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Pan Seared Lemon Tilapia with Parmesan Pasta

Rating: 4.4 stars
Citrusy tilapia, served with a cheesy but light pasta.

Crispy Breaded Tilapia

Rating: 4.5 stars
This breaded tilapia provides a quick and tasty meal that my family loves!

Almond-Crusted Tilapia

Rating: 4.51 stars
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.
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Panko-Crusted Tilapia

Rating: 4.67 stars
Enjoy this easy and delicious breaded tilapia dish with brown rice and mango salsa. Would also be great for fish tacos!

Jeannie's Kickin' Fried Fish

Rating: 4.55 stars
This was one of those recipes I created when I was cleaning out my spice cabinet! Everyone asks me for this recipe!

Spanish Moroccan Fish

Rating: 4.42 stars
This Moroccan recipe was passed down for generations in my family. We usually serve it on the Sabbath night and holidays. It is a favorite! This dish may be served hot or cold according to taste.

Fish Tacos with Honey-Cumin Cilantro Slaw and Chipotle Mayo

Rating: 4.68 stars
I loved a local chain restaurant's fish tacos so much, that I had to try to duplicate them. They combine flour tortillas filled with breaded, fried tilapia, layered with chipotle mayo, topped with napa cabbage, dressed with honey-cumin sauce, and served with pico de gallo, sour cream, chips and salsa. You'll find them very refreshing and packed full of flavor!

Easy Pan-Fried Fish Fillet

Rating: 4.5 stars
This is a very easy method to make any type of fish fillets. Choose mild-flavored fish - flounder, halibut, cod, catfish, or tilapia are great candidates.
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Best Fish Tacos

Rating: 4.6 stars
Fast and easy, delicious fish tacos -- simply the best! When I have extra time, I like to add just a little cilantro, red onion, tomato, and avocado on top of mine with the lettuce, tomato, and crema!

Pan-Fried Tilapia

Rating: 4.43 stars
Easy stove-top preparation for tilapia.

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Pan-Seared Lemon Tilapia With Pasta
"This recipe was great and easier than I expected. This was my first time cooking Tilapia and everyone loved it." – SHFURR
Almond-Crusted Tilapia
"Easy, fast and delicious, from ingredients I had on hand. Definitely a keeper." – greykitty

Blackened Tilapia with Secret Hobo Spices

Rating: 4.43 stars

I found this recipe in the pocket of a sleeping hobo lying by the railroad tracks. Where a hobo gets Tilapia from I have no clue.