Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 8 mins

This is a really easy, fast way to prepare tilapia fillets. My whole family loves it, even the babies! The basis for this recipe came from the back of the bag of frozen fillets.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 lb tilapia fillet
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 12 cup sliced almonds
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • salt and pepper


  1. Melt butter over medium-high heat in non-stick skillet.
  2. Add thawed fillets and salt and pepper to taste.
  3. Cook 2 minutes on each side, or until fish is opaque and flakes easily with fork.
  4. Remove fillets to a plate.
  5. Add almonds to skillet (a little more butter may be necessary), and toast lightly.
  6. Stir in lemon juice.
  7. Spoon almonds over fish and serve.


Most Helpful

Great fast,healthy and tasty recipe. Perfect for a weeknight dinner. As someone else mentioned, after putting the almonds on top of the fish, I put the whole thing in the oven for a while to crisp things up and cook the fish a little more.

Jeri Roth Lande August 01, 2016

Great easy dinner. Love the almonds that pick up the lemon flavor. Will use this with other kind of fish also. Thanks so much for posting.

Marie May 10, 2008

The best fish I have had in a long time. Quick, easy and very low fat.... Even my picky 14 year old said he would have had two pieces if he hadn't eaten two servings of "blue box". I will make this at least once every two weeks.

sewingnancyl March 20, 2007

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