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Tilapia Fish Recipes

Awesome Tilapia Fish Recipes That are Straight from God's Kitchen

There are a number of tilapia recipes, each different from the other. The following article will provide you with some of the best recipes of tilapia fish, which are not only tasty but also low in calories.
Girija Shinde
Last Updated: Jul 21, 2017
Tilapia fish is a commonly consumed fish as there are more than a hundred species of tilapia found in almost every country. The farming of this fish is also quite common. However, the farm-raised species of tilapia have a high amount of fat. They are still preferred by most people as they are very cheap. Talking about tilapia recipes, there are thousands of ways to cook this poisson, varying from region to region. Given below are some of the most popular recipes of this fish.
Tilapia Fish Tacos
  • 8 corn tortillas or flour tortillas (small size)
  • 5 tilapia fillets
  • 1 lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons southwest seasoning
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon cumin
  • Salt to taste
  • Cooking spray
Take a nonstick pan and heat oil in it. Once heated, add tilapia to it, season it with salt, cumin, lime juice, and southwest seasoning. Cook from both sides until golden, set aside. Take a small skillet, spray it with cooking spray, and add tortilla to it. Cook both sides until brown. Now fill tortilla with one-eighth portion of the fish, top it with sour cream, fresh salsa, shredded cheese, and a lime slice. Repeat with the rest of the tortillas. Serve immediately.
Tilapia with Anaheim Chili Pepper and Olives
  • 4 plum tomatoes, chopped
  • 3 (4 ounces) fillets tilapia fillets
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 large stemmed, seeded, and chopped Anaheim chili pepper
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • 1 (4 ounces) can sliced black olives
  • 1 cup chicken stock
  • ½ cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • ½ cup chopped yellow onion
  • ¼ cup dry white wine
  • ¼ cup extra-virgin olive oil, divided
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 tablespoon Creole seasoning
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt, divided
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • ½ teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • ½ teaspoon dried oregano
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cumin
  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper
Preheat the oven to 350ºF and anoint a 9" X 13" baking dish with only half the olive oil. Now apply a little oil on both sides of the fillets, place them on the baking dish, and season them with black pepper, Creole seasoning, cilantro, and 1 teaspoon kosher salt. Drizzle the remaining oil along with lime juice on the fish and set aside. Take a saucepan and melt butter over medium heat. Add onion, Anaheim pepper, and garlic. Cook for about 5 minutes until the onion softens and turns brownish.
After the required time, stir in olives, chicken stock, cumin, oregano, cayenne pepper, the remaining kosher salt, red pepper flakes, Worcestershire sauce, and ground black pepper. As the mixture begins to boil, reduce the heat and simmer for about 20 minutes. After 20 minutes, bake the fish in preheated oven for about 20 minutes until the flesh turns white and can be easily flaked. Spread the sauce over tilapia fillets and serve.
Tilapia with Pineapple
  • 4 (6 ounces) tilapia fillets
  • 4 lime wedges
  • 1 small seeded and chopped jalapeño pepper
  • 1½ cups fresh pineapple chunks
  • ⅓ cup chopped onion
  • ⅓ cup chopped tomato
  • 2 tablespoons rice vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1 teaspoon Cajun seasoning
  • ¼ teaspoon ground red pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon kosher salt
Take a small bowl and combine salt, pepper, and Cajun seasoning in it. Place the tilapia fillets in a shallow dish and rub the Cajun mixture on both sides of the pieces. Put the fish in a steam bag with a zip and cook for about 9 minutes until the pieces turn white and can be easily flaked with a fork. Set aside. Take a large bowl and combine pineapple, onion, rice vinegar, tomatoes, cilantro, and jalapeño pepper in it gently. Serve fish with this pineapple mixture. Garnish with lime wedges before serving.
These were some of the best tilapia fish recipes for you. You can add your favorite ingredients to any of the above recipes; however, do not change the base as it can change the flavor drastically.