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4-Minute Fish: Crispy, Lemon Tilapia

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How about a fast, healthy meal that’s ready – start to finish – in under 10 minutes? And it’s crispy and delicious, too!

Ingredients

  • 1 pound Tilapia Fillets, Skinless
  • ¼ teaspoons Kosher Salt
  • ⅛ teaspoons Black Pepper
  • 3 Tablespoons Whole Wheat Flour
  • 1 Tablespoon "Old Bay" Or Similar Seasoning
  • 1 whole Lemon, Zest And Juice Only, Divided
  • 1 Tablespoon Olive Oil
  • ¼ Tablespoons Butter (just A Tiny Sliver, Basically!)
  • 1 Tablespoon Fresh Parsley, Minced

Preparation

Lightly season both sides of the tilapia fillets with kosher salt and pepper to taste.

On a separate plate, mix the flour, seasoning and lemon zest.

Lightly dredge each tilapia fillet in the flour mixture, coating each side and pressing coating onto flesh so that it sticks.

In a large non-stick skillet, heat olive oil and butter over medium-high heat. Place the coated fish in the skillet and let it cook, untouched, for 2 minutes. Flip the fish and cook for 2 more minutes on the other side, leaving it untouched in the pan during this time.

Remove fish to a platter. Squeeze the lemon juice over the fish. If desired, garnish with fresh parsley and lemon slices. Serve immediately.

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Sharon Jones on 8.4.2014

I don’t really like fish, but you know doctors tell you to eat more of it. This recipe was fantastic!, I am a tilapia convert.!

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konacoffee421 on 11.22.2011

I made this tonight and everyone LOVED it! I put some fresh lemon on the fish with the salt and pepper first, and it was done perfectly! Thank you for the great idea. I made a quick tartar sauce, mayo, mustard, pickle relish, salt and lemon and it complemented it perfectly.

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ksgrammie on 10.3.2011

I am not a fish lover but his recipe changed my mind. The fish was tender, moist and flaky with a delicious crispy crunch! I will be eating a lot of fish from now on.

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BritnieAnn on 7.18.2011

Sounds lovely!! Will def give this a try.

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polymerpig on 7.16.2011

The fish sounds good…but what I really like is the plate! Is it a pattern readily available now, or an older or hard-to-find piece?

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awanv on 3.12.2017

Very tasty and super easy! Thank you!

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Kelly on 9.22.2016

Absolutely delicious! I used a lemon pepper seasoning that I had on hand instead of Old Bay.

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Beth on 11.7.2015

So yummy and easy!

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beckyann on 11.1.2014

Delicious! Thanks for a great recipe!

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heatherpv on 5.13.2014

My family loves this tilapia — and I love how simple it is to make. Perfect for a weeknight meal!

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