Fried Lemon-Rosemary Tilapia

Total Time
1hr 42mins
Prep 1 hr 30 mins
Cook 12 mins

Southern Living Comfort Foods Cookbook - I despise catfish so I subsititued Tilapia in its place.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Grate lemon rind from lemon, avoiding the pale bitter pith, into a large bowl; squeeze lemon juice into bowl.
  2. Stir in milk and next 3 ingredients until blended.
  3. Rinse fillets, and pat dry with paper towels.
  4. Add fillets to lemon mixture in bowl; cover and chill 1 hour.
  5. Place cornmeal on a large plate or in a large shallow dish.
  6. Turn fillets in lemon mixture until thoroughly coated; dredge in cornmeal, coating evenly.
  7. Cook fillets in hot oil in skillet over medium-high heat 4 minutes on each side or until browned.
  8. Remove from skillet.
  9. Garnish, if desired.
Most Helpful

Delicious fish recipe! There is so much flavor from the lemon/garlic/rosemary mixture and it still shines through even with the cornmeal coating. Thanks for sharing a great recipe! Made for the Best of 2012 event, recommended by Mikekey

loof February 07, 2013

Excellent recipe. Lots of flavor from the "marinade" mixture, which also keeps the cornmeal on the fish. Wouldn't change a thing.

Outta Here December 12, 2012