25 Best Tilapia Recipes

Pistachio-Crusted Tilapia

Pistachio-Crusted Tilapia

 Make your fish heart-healthy with a nice coating of crushed up pistachios. They not only make it even better for you, but they add color, flavor, and ...


By Anne Dolce

Basil-Wrapped Tilapia

Basil-Wrapped Tilapia
2.3

There's nothing that smells more like summer than a beautiful fish cooking in basil. With this recipe you get a light summer dish, but also something that's ...


By Ali Rosen

Herbed Tilapia Envelopes

Herbed Tilapia Envelopes
3

Fish en papillote isn't just a technique confined to French cuisine. Here, it's put to good use in a Mexican-inspired recipe that's on the lighter side. ...


By Will Budiaman

Earl Gray Tilapia

Earl Gray Tilapia
1

Tilapia may be sort of a boring fish, but adding on complex layers of tea, lemon, and just a touch of butter helps make it both savory and clean-tasting. ...


By Jessica Chou

Simple Tilapia Ceviche

Simple Tilapia Ceviche

Looking for a Latin-inspired appetizer dish to help liven up weeknight dinners? Then you'll want to try this easy tilapia ceviche (which we call "The 214 ...


By Cocina 214

Lemon Herb Tilapia Casserole

Lemon Herb Tilapia Casserole

Lemon herb seafood sauce combines perfectly with tilapia and potatoes to make an easy dinner-in-a-dish. Click here to see 8 Late-Summer Casserole Recipes


By McCormick

Quinoa Crusted Tilapia

Quinoa Crusted Tilapia
3.15

Tilapia and quinoa pack a dual punch: they're healthy and quick to cook. This recipe gives texture to the mild and flaky tilapia by broiling a layer of ...


By Ali Rosen

Blackened Baja Tilapia Tacos

Blackened Baja Tilapia Tacos

Nothing's better than a fish taco, and this recipe takes it to the next level. A savory blend of spices gets a little extra something from a touch of ...


By Anne Dolce

Zesty Summer Tilapia

Zesty Summer Tilapia

This summer dish is light and refreshing with a pinch of heat. Combining the tang of lime, the bite of red pepper,  the sweetness of blueberry, and the ...


By Tim McGeever

Tilapia and Gazpacho Salsa Recipe

Tilapia and Gazpacho Salsa Recipe
3

Here’s everything you love about the cold Spanish soup in a chunky salsa, whose bright, varied flavors are a nice counterpoint to the sweeter, more delicate ...


By Jill Silverman Hough

Pan-Seared Tilapia with Garlic Oil

Pan-Seared Tilapia with Garlic Oil
3.15

Consider this your easy, weeknight meal-for-two for those of you not concerned about "garlic breath." Serve it with a simple salad of arugula with ...


By Maryse Chevriere

Macadamia Crusted Tilapia with Mango Pineapple Salsa

Macadamia Crusted Tilapia with Mango Pineapple Salsa
2.9

Create your own tropical vacation meal at home in under 30 minutes!


By stephday

Panko-Crusted Tilapia Sandwich with Garlic-Dill Mayonnaise

Panko-Crusted Tilapia Sandwich with Garlic-Dill Mayonnaise

It doesn’t get much easier — or tastier — than a simple fish sandwich. This panko-crusted gem is a great way to keep lunch quick and delicious. The ...


By nfomufod

Tilapia with Tomato, Bell Pepper, and Snap Peas

Tilapia with Tomato, Bell Pepper, and Snap Peas

I created a colorful medley of seasonal vegetables that's as much a feast for the eyes as it is for the palate. The key to this simple dish is not to ...


By Will Budiaman

Tilapia with Fresh Salsa, Corn and Baby Spinach

Tilapia with Fresh Salsa, Corn and Baby Spinach

If you’ve never tasted smoked paprika you’re in for a treat. It’s the “hot” variety of paprika that has been smoked. It’s flavor exotic and smoky with a ...


By 360Cookware

Caribbean Dream Fish Tacos

Caribbean Dream Fish Tacos
2.75

During one spring break, my family and I took a cruise around the Caribbean. While we were on the ship, my grandmother mentioned again and again how tasty ...


By Nisa Burns

Easy Fish Tacos

Easy Fish Tacos

These tacos, with crispy fried white fish and fresh avocado, are perfect for warm weather. It's the perfect weeknight meal after a busy day at work. Pop ...


By Jessica Chou

Fillet of Fish in Parchment

Fillet of Fish in Parchment
3.85

Making a parchment envelope in which to steam a fillet of fish surrounded by aromatic vegetables may sound a bit fancy for just one, but cooking in ...


By The Pleasures of Cooking for One Cookbook

Panko-Fried Fish Tacos Recipe

Panko-Fried Fish Tacos Recipe
4.65

I'm not one to toot my own horn, but when it comes to making fish tacos, I'm boss. The secret? Using Panko breadcrumbs for the crust. It gives the fish a ...


By Maryse Chevriere

Petrossian's Seared Wild Sturgeon with Champagne Beurre Blanc Recipe

Petrossian's Seared Wild Sturgeon with Champagne Beurre Blanc Recipe
5

Petrossian's Executive Chef, German Calle, quickly sears the fish, then finishes it in the oven, giving it a beautiful brown crust. He serves it atop tender ...


By Yasmin Fahr

Jennie's Fish Tacos

Jennie's Fish Tacos
3.05

Our friend Jennie went to culinary school and works as a professional chef at an Upper West Side restaurant we can’t afford to go to. For one potluck we ...


By Big Girls Small Kitchen

Grilled Fish Tacos Recipe

Grilled Fish Tacos  Recipe
4.75

This fish taco recipe is simple and straightforward — no frills, easy prep, and made from fresh, healthy ingredients. The jicama slaw adds a bright crunch ...


By Joylicious

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Best Tilapia Recipes

What is Tilapia?

Tilapia is the new “chicken of the sea.” With the widespread worries about mercury contamination, tuna is out, and tilapia is in. It’s a versatile and budget-friendly alternative that is open to a variety of preparations, including sautéing,

Tilapia Shopping Tip

A fresh fish should not smell fishy nor have milky, opaque eyes; it should have bright red gills, firm flesh, and a tight anal cavity.

Tilapia Cooking Tip

Whole fish should be stored upright in ice in the refrigerator.

Pairing Wine With Tilapia

Most white wines (especially albariño) and rosé with most fish dishes. Muscadet, sancerre, or New Zealand sauvignon blanc with cold fish dishes; chardonnay, pinot gris/grigio, or pinot blanc with grilled or roasted fish; sauvignon blanc or gewürztraminer with baked fish; grüner veltliner with fish pâté; vintage or non-vintage champagne or sparkling wine with light fish dishes; fino or manzanilla with small fried fish; junmai, junmai-ginjo, or junmai-daiginjo with teriyaki fish.