- Ready In:
- 1⁄2 cup dry breadcrumbs
- 2 tablespoons finely chopped pecans
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
- 1⁄4 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1⁄4 teaspoon black pepper
- 1⁄2 cup low-fat buttermilk
- 1⁄2 teaspoon hot sauce
- 3 tablespoons flour
- 4 (6 ounce) tilapia fillets
- 1 tablespoon oil, divided
- lemon wedge
- Combine breadcrumbs, pecans, salt, garlic, and pepper in a shallow dish.
- Combine buttermilk and hot sauce (such as Tabasco) in a medium bowl.
- Place flour in a third dish.
- Dredge 1 fillet in flour, dip into buttermilk mixture, then into breadcrumb mixture. Repeat with remaining fillets.
- Heat 1 1/2 tsp oil in a large skillet (non-stick works best) over medium-high heat.
- Cook 2 fillets for 3 minutes on each side or until fish flakes easily.
- Add remaining oil and cook additional 2 fillets.
- Serve with lemon!
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My husband absolutely loves this recipe. "favorite talipa recipe ever" I omit the hot sauce because he is not a fan of hot sauce. I have found that after dredging in breadcrumbs and pecans, fish needs to sit about 10 minutes before placing in oil. This helps prevent coating from falling off. Also I use the japanese style panko crumbs with adds a better texture.
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.