Total Time
Prep 30 mins
Cook 0 mins

I developed this recipe from ideas I found on a website about Honduras. It takes the "bland" out of tilapia, which is nice for a change.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a small bowl, mix together all dry spices.
  2. Sprinkle seasonings evenly over both sides of tilapia fillets (this can be done hours before you are ready to cook the fillets).
  3. In a large skillet, heat olive oil and sauté garlic and onions until just tender.
  4. In a shallow bowl, whisk eggs well.
  5. In another shallow bowl, season the flour (or bread crumbs) to taste with salt and pepper.
  6. Working with only a few pieces at a time, dip seasoned fillets in flour, then in beaten eggs, then again in flour.
  7. Sauté the fillets in the seasoned oil for 2 minutes on each side, adding more oil if needed.
  8. Remove to a plate to keep warm and repeat the process until all fillets are cooked.
  9. Serve immediately.
Most Helpful

Made this for my boyfriend, he is from Honduras. He did not like the flour/egg mixture on the outside, but said it was good otherwise. Then again, he does not care for breaded fish or bread in general.

ambailey July 12, 2012

I fixed this dish last weekend for dinner. It was SO delicious!! And very easy to make. I have since printed it out for all my co-workers that love to cook. I used Italian Bread Crumbs which I assume made the filets a little crunchier than the flour would. I wouldn't change anything about this recipe. Great job Donna! Thanks for sharing.

978987 October 16, 2008

Excellent! I have been looking for some time for a way to make tilapia "unbland", and this is the best recipe I have come across. The whole family loves it!

the_chic_chef July 19, 2008