Recipe By AppleChef
Published Jun 8th
Prep 10m Cook 8m Additional - Ready In 18m
Servings 4 servings Calories 249.3

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!

Recipe Ingredients

  • 4 (4 ounce) fillets tilapia
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • ½ cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted

Cooking Directions

  1. 1 Rinse tilapia fillets in cold water and pat dry with paper towels. Season both sides of each fillet with salt and pepper. Place the flour in a shallow dish; gently press each fillet into the flour to coat and shake off the excess flour.
  2. 2 Heat the olive oil in a skillet over medium-high heat; cook the tilapia in the hot oil until the fish flakes easily with a fork, about 4 minutes per side. Brush the melted butter onto the tilapia in the last minute before removing from the skillet. Serve immediately.

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories 249.3
  • Carbohydrate 11.9 g
  • Cholesterol 56.3 mg
  • Fat 10.8 g
  • Fiber 0.4 g
  • Protein 24.6 g
  • Saturated Fat 4.5 g
  • Sodium 50.9 mg


  1. Delicious recipe! I added the spices (garlic salt, pepper, crushed oregano) to the flour before I coated the fish as well, which reduced the spices I had to add directly to the fish. Also, instead of brushing the melted butter on top of the fish during cooking, I added about half a tablespoon to the - Read more ...
  2. First of all, my fish looked like the picture which AMAZED me because although I'm not a beginner cook I tend to over batter fish. This was AMAZING. My fiance loved it! There are things I changed just to suit my tastes...(I am sure the original recipe would have been just as good.) I added - Read more ...
  3. First time trying tilapia - guess I'm not a big fan
  4. It came out better than I anticipated I rarely use flour for breading fish. And I've never fried Tilapia always grilled or baked. Yummy!
  5. As written we rated a 4 as we felt it needed a little more spice. The next batch we took the advice of others and added in Old Bay Seasoning and left out the butter as we felt in was not necessary. Yummy
  6. This is my first review! I made this awhile ago but i have been making it on the regular basis now for awhile! This was AWESOME! I was looking for a way to prepare tilapia other than baking it and this was a HIT! The only difference i do is add a little lemon juice - Read more ...
  7. Very good! The whole family enjoyed it. I added Old Bay, Garlic Salt, Onion Powder, Paprika, and Crushed Red Pepper to the flour before coating.
  8. Just made this for dinner tonight. It turned out great. My family and I thought it was a great way to prepare tilapia. My filets didn't need 4 min per side. I only had them on each side for approx. 2 min. Paired this with a green salad and it made for a great, easy - Read more ...
  9. So simple and good! You can add whatever seasoning you like to the flour. (I used blackened seafood seasoning) I made a garlic-butter, parsley and lime sauce to go on top. yum.
  10. I used lemon pepper seasoning instead of regular black pepper. If gave it a hint of lemon flavoring. Very good.

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