How to Pan Fry Tilapia

How to Pan Fry Tilapia. Tilapia is a fish that retains moisture and taste to the very last bite. Pan frying tilapia requires the least amount of effort and is a healthy combination of flavors. Follow the simple instructions and enjoy a healthy meal.

Things You'll Need

  • 1-1/2 pound tilapia
  • Juice of a lemon
  • 1 tsp. soya sauce
  • 1 tsp. minced garlic
  • 1 tsp. minced ginger
  • 1 tbsp. freshly minced mint leaves
  • Salt to taste
  • Black pepper to taste
  • 1/2 tsp. turmeric powder
  • Breadcrumbs
  • Oil for frying
How to Pan Fry Tilapia
How to Pan Fry Tilapia (Image: CRP photo)

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Step 1

Wash the tilapia pieces and let them drain. Mix the marinade together in a separate bowl--lemon juice, Soya sauce, minced garlic and ginger, mint, black pepper, turmeric powder and chili sauce. Stir ingredients well.

How to Pan Fry Tilapia
How to Pan Fry Tilapia (Image: CRP photo)

Step 2

Place the tilapia in a shallow dish and add the marinade to it. Cover it and let stand for at least six hours to allow the flavors to seep in.

How to Pan Fry Tilapia
How to Pan Fry Tilapia (Image: CRP photo)

Step 3

Put breadcrumbs in a flat dish. Take the tilapia and cover it with bread crumbs. Place the uncovered fish for at least 20 minutes in the fridge to let the crumbs set in.

How to Pan Fry Tilapia
How to Pan Fry Tilapia (Image: CRP photo)

Step 4

Put 2 tbsp. of oil in a frying pan. Place the marinated tilapia in it, two pieces at a time. Turn it over only when one side is done. This can be checked by carefully lifting a part of tilapia from one side only.

How to Pan Fry Tilapia
How to Pan Fry Tilapia (Image: CRP photo)

Step 5

Place the cooked pieces on a paper towel to drain off any excess oil. Serve with bread and salad.

How to Pan Fry Tilapia
How to Pan Fry Tilapia (Image: CRP photo)

Tips & Warnings

  • Brush off any excess breadcrumbs before frying.
  • Use fresh ingredients for the marinade.
  • Pan fry the fish at medium heat.
  • Do not use too much oil for frying.
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