By MommyMakes on July 06, 2005
Photo by PaulaG
Photo by PaulaG
"I love pecan-crusted fish. This is a light recipe, but you can serve it with a kicked-up tartar sauce as well."
Serving Size: 1 (232 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 4
"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!"
"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."
"Really good and easy too. Next time I would add more nuts, and I just used plain milk which worked well. I'll be making this again."
"I made this recipe exactly as written, except I cooked it in butter instead of oil. It gave it more of a nice brown color and it also gave it a yummy flavor! Will definately make again."
"I used this recipe on haddock and it was delicious. Although I increased the quantity of pecans they didn't stick well, perhaps because of the breadcrumbs. Next time I'll use fewer breadcrumbs. The Rooster brand hot sauce wasn't overpowering at all. In fact, if I hadn't made the recipe myself I wouldn't have known it even had hot sauce."
"Wonderful! I substituted ground oatmeal for the breadcrumbs, doubled the pecans, and skipped the hot sauce. Delicious!"
"I have yet to find a tilapia dish that I liked...until now! This was fabulous! Even my kids (1, 3, & 6 yrs. old) loved it. Will certainly make again. Thanks for a great recipe!"
"Fantastic tilapia dish! We made it today, following the recipe exactly, and all of us voted this a "keeper." Yum!"
"Easy and tasty. Will make again.Thanks for posting."
"This dish is simple and so yummy! My entire family eats seconds. I add more pecans than the recipe calls for and then broil the fish instead of pan frying. Yum!"
"My husband and I rarely eat tilapia any other way. I haven't tried it with the buttermilk and hot sauce. Instead, for a lighter version, I use egg whites. Quite delicious!"
"I also added more pecans (and a little extra hot sauce) and loved this. I have made it several times and every time it's fantastic."
"Very tasty and easy. I think next time I'll follow Mrsvamp and add a few more pecans. Definitely a keeper - thanks for posting!"
"Tasty and made a nice crust/breading. Next time I will add more pecans."
"I really liked this. The only thing I would caution people about is the fact that for me at least the nuts almost insulate the fish, and it took a lot longer to cook this tilapia filet than it normally does with a lighter breading, so keep the heat low and use plenty of oil. Very good though we enjoyed this a lot. Thanks for posting!"
"This recipe was delicious! We really enjoyed it and I will definetely be using it again in the future. Highly recommend!"
"Absolutely perfect! Do not like spice, so did not use hot sauce. Did not have actual buttermilk, but used 2% milk with lemon juice added, and it came out superbly:)"
"This was great...I did use the butter in place of the buttermilk and tabasco though. I did not have buttermilk and have 5 kids that don't like spicy. It was really good."