Cornmeal-Crusted Tilapia With Black Beans and Salsa

Total Time
Prep 30 mins
Cook 15 mins

From "Everyday Foods" No. 29 (Jan./Feb. 2006).

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Prepare black beans: Heat olive oil in medium saucepan over medium-high heat. Add minced garlic and red pepper flakes; cook until fragrant (about 1 minute).
  2. Add two cans of drained and rinsed black beans and one cup water.
  3. Bring to a simmer; cook, covered, stirring occasionally, for about 15 inutes. (If you want a thinner consistency, add more water to taste). Season with coarse salt to taste, and garnish with chopped cilantro.
  4. Prepare tilapia: In a shallow dish, combine cornmeal and paprika; add salt and pepper to taste.
  5. Dredge each tilapia fillet in cornmeal mixture, patting it carefully on to cover completely.
  6. In large nonstick skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat. Cook as many fillets as you can (without crowding) until golden and firm (about 2-4 minutes per side).
  7. Transfer to plate and keep warm.
  8. Serve tilapia with black beans and salsa.
Most Helpful

I used this recipe but for a twist i used blue cornmeal.

Lilly225 January 03, 2012

Tagged for Paprika-September 2008 Herb/Spice in the Gardening Forum. Very good! I baked the Tilapia in a 425 degree oven for 12 minutes, in a pyrex dish sprayed with cooking spray. I liked the combination of tilapia, black beans, and salsa, and will make this again!

Kerfuffle-Upon-Wincle September 30, 2008