How to Cook Tilapia

Uploaded by allrecipes on 15.06.2011

Tilapia is a delicious, mild tasting fish that's farm raised in freshwater,
and an inexpensive, and plentiful alternative to other whitefish like Cod.
Tilapia's flavor is so mild, it easily takes on the flavor of your favorite seasonings.
Plus the small, thin fillets cook quickly in a variety of ways.
We'll show you 3 easy methods to serve up this tasty fish dish.
To bake tilapia, start out with fresh fillets.
If you buy frozen, thoroughly thaw them before cooking.
Preheat the oven to 400, and lightly oil a baking dish.
Arrange fresh spinach leaves in the bottom of a baking dish,
and place the fillets on top.
Sprinkle fillets with salt and pepper, or any other favorite seasoning
such as garlic salt.
Bake for about 15 minutes, or until the flesh flakes easily with a fork.
Pan fry, or saute tilapia by first breading it in seasoned flour.
Combine flour and seasonings like salt, pepper, garlic powder, and thyme on a plate.
Dredge the fillets in the flour mixture, making sure to coat each side with
an even dusting.
Heat oil, butter, or a bit of both in a large skillet over medium-high heat.
Place the fillets in a pan, and saute for a few minutes on each side.
It's done when the flesh flakes easily away with a fork.
Broiling is the fastest way to enjoy tilapia. First, marinate the fillets in equal
parts melted butter, lemon juice, and soy sauce.
Coat each side of the fillets thoroughly, and let marinate for 10 minutes.
Place the fillets on an oiled broiler pan, and place about 4 inches under the heat.
Broil about 5 minutes on each side, or until fish flakes easily with a fork.
To sauce up your fillets after they're cooked,
melt equal parts butter and lemon juice in a pan.
Add capers two taste, and pour over the fillets, and serve.
A great source of protein, tilapia makes a tasty, healthy meal,
and is plentiful in all seasons. Give it a try!