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Crispy Honey Lime Tilapia

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I’m always looking for new ways to eat fish!

Ingredients

  • 4 whole Tilapia Fillets
  • ½ teaspoons Salt
  • ½ teaspoons Pepper
  • 2 Tablespoons Olive Oil
  • 2 Tablespoons Honey
  • 2 Tablespoons Lime Juice
  • 1 teaspoon Lime Zest
  • 2 cloves Garlic, Crushed
  • ⅓ cups Flour, Seasoned With Salt, Pepper, And Lime Zest
  • 2 Tablespoons Olive Oil, For Frying
  • Honey And Lime Zest, For Additional Drizzles

Preparation

60 minutes before cooking, season tilapia fillets with salt and pepper then lay in a baking dish or into a large ziplock bag. In a bowl, combine olive oil, honey, lime juice and zest, and crushed garlic and whisk until combined. Pour over tilapia and let marinate for an hour. Add flour (plus a bit more salt, pepper, and lime zest) to a bowl and set aside.

Heat a cast iron skillet (or a non-stick skillet) over medium-high heat and add olive oil. Dredge each piece of tilapia through the flour until you have a very light coating. Making sure the pan is hot, add tilapia to the oil and cook until flaky and crispy on each side, about 3-4 minutes per side. Remove tilapia from pan and let drain on a paper towel for a few minutes. Serve with an additional drizzle of lime and honey. I also serve this with blueberry lime salsa, which can be found in my recipe box.

Makes 4 tilapia fillets.

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HowSweetEats on 8.16.2011

Andrea Kaye – yep, it’s the blueberry lime salsa in my recipe box!

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Andrea Kaye on 8.16.2011

The relish/sauce over the fish looks yummy! Do you have a recipe for it posted?

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eraswoman on 1.3.2012

I hate tilapia. I didn’t make the blueberry compote, but this was the best way I’ve ever had tilapia. I will certainly make this again!

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Natalie on 8.30.2011

Really yummy! I usually just grill tilapia but this was much better! Flavors all went well together!

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hannahlea on 8.17.2011

This was fairly quick and easy, and the flavor was unusual. But for me, it was almost a little too sweet. Next time I think I’d cut back a little on the honey. I like the concept though.

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Anitra Tisdale on 8.16.2011

Kid friendly and mother approved! My picky child loves this and is waiting for me to make it again.

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