Pecan-Crusted Tilapia

READY IN: 11mins
Recipe by MommyMakes

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

Top Review by Texas Wine Girl

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!

Ingredients Nutrition


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

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