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    Pecan-Crusted Tilapia

    Pecan-Crusted Tilapia. Photo by PaulaG

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    11 mins

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    6 mins

    MommyMakes's Note:

    I love pecan-crusted fish. This is a light recipe, but you can serve it with a kicked-up tartar sauce as well.

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    1. 1
      Combine breadcrumbs, pecans, salt, garlic, and pepper in a shallow dish.
    2. 2
      Combine buttermilk and hot sauce (such as Tabasco) in a medium bowl.
    3. 3
      Place flour in a third dish.
    4. 4
      Dredge 1 fillet in flour, dip into buttermilk mixture, then into breadcrumb mixture. Repeat with remaining fillets.
    5. 5
      Heat 1 1/2 tsp oil in a large skillet (non-stick works best) over medium-high heat.
    6. 6
      Cook 2 fillets for 3 minutes on each side or until fish flakes easily.
    7. 7
      Add remaining oil and cook additional 2 fillets.
    8. 8
      Serve with lemon!

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on December 31, 2009


      This was great! I made a few changes based on what I had. I had 1 lb. of tilapia, but didn't reduce the other ingredients. I used cracker crumbs instead of breadcrumbs, and increased the pecans to about 1/2 cup. Instead of salt and garlic powder I used garlic seasoning, and instead of buttermilk I used non-fat milk with a touch of non-fat half & half. I baked it at 400 for 20 mins., although 15 would've been enough. Thanks for a wonderful recipe, my husband couldn't stop raving about it!

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    • on September 11, 2014


      Excellent recipe! I didn't have any buttermilk so I added a tablespoon of lemon juice to 1/2 cup of half and half. My husband loved it and he usually avoids tilapia. Thanks for this recipe.

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    • on May 19, 2013


      Transforms blah tilapia into a great fish dish! II've made this at least 4 times, so I decided it was time to put in my $.02. I use more pecans-about 1/4 cup, and panko for the breadcrumbs. Also, I put the seasonings to the flour. No matter how hard you try to press the pecan/breadcrumb mix into the fish, a lot of it will fall off and you'll lose the seasoning along with it. I've used regular milk, and it works just as well as buttermilk.

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    Nutritional Facts for Pecan-Crusted Tilapia

    Serving Size: 1 (232 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 330.3
    Calories from Fat 112
    Total Fat 12.4 g
    Saturated Fat 2.2 g
    Cholesterol 86.2 mg
    Sodium 525.9 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 16.8 g
    Dietary Fiber 1.5 g
    Sugars 2.6 g
    Protein 38.2 g

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