Bacon and Brown Sugar Infused Tilapia

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 10 mins

My husband says this dish reminds of him of bacon wrapped scallops. It has that savory, yet slightly sweet taste. Quick and easy to make. I initially planned to wrap the filets with the bacon, but the bacon cooked up to fast and so I just finished it in the pan with the filets.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat a medium-large sized pan to medium heat.
  2. Cook the slices of the bacon in the microwave to HALF done - about 3-4 minutes.
  3. Add your butter to the pan, melt, then add the bacon.
  4. Moisten your tilapia filets slightly and sprinkly or rub a some of the brown sugar on them. Add the filets to the pan, laying them on top of the bacon.
  5. Sprinkle the rest of the brown sugar on the other side of the tilapia, and season with salt and pepper to taste.
  6. Cook about 3-4 minutes.
  7. Flip, bacon and all to cook the other side (tilapia on bottom, bacon on top) until fish flakes and is cook through.
Most Helpful

Simple and delicious. Changes I made were solely in the cooking method. I diced the bacon and sauteed it in the pan. Poured off the fat, added the butter and proceeded from there. Made for New Kids on the Block Tag game. :)

Lori Mama May 01, 2010

This was very very tasty! I followed the instructions only making two batches of this recipe and like Lori Mama I sauteed the bacon first, drained the fat and added butter and continued with the recipe. Definately a keeper. Thank you for posting. Made for Spring PAC 2013.

mama smurf April 05, 2013

Very good and very fast. Kid tested and approved.

candace.jordan August 06, 2010