The beauty of tilapia is that it has a mild flavor and is incredibly affordable. It is beloved for its ease of preparation and seemingly endless flavor combinations. So what's the best way to cook tilapia?
Fine Dining Lovers brings you five delectable video recipes that show you how easy it is to cook tilapia at home.
Should You Eat Tilapia?
Most tilapia fish comes from aquatic farms. The fish are fed a corn and soy-based diet which results in a higher content of omega-6 fatty acids but experts interviewed by Time magazine assure tilapia is perfectly safe to consume.
That being said, tilapia is an excellent source of protein. A 100g serving (about 3.5 oz) contains a whopping 26 grams of protein and only 129 calories.
It also contains a good amount of vitamins D and B-12.
Cooking Tilapia: 5 Video Recipes To Inspire You
Tilapia can be used to substitute other fish in most recipes. Be sure to keep some frozen fillets on hand so you can whip up the following recipes whenever a craving strikes.
Lemon Butter Baked Tilapia
Tilapia gets the royal treatment in this easy recipe. The fish is smothered in a garlicky lemon-butter sauce and baked to perfection.
Grilled Tilapia with Puttanesca Salsa
For a Mediterranean twist whip up this delicious recipe for grilled tilapia with puttanesca salsa.
Parmesan Crusted Tilapia
Parmesan crusted tilapia is a great recipe for entertaining. It comes together in minutes and tastes fantastic.
Blackened Tilapia Tacos
Smoked paprika, black pepper, cumin, brown sugar, and other spices add a beautiful color and flavor to tilapia. This recipe is great for tacos but also salads or served with rice.
A cast iron skillet or a non-stick skillet is ideal for pan searing tilapia. Make sure to have plenty of butter and fresh lemon on hand.