10 Minute Meal Idea – Easy 2 step Pan Seared Tilapia Recipe

I don’t know about you, but week day meals in our house must be easy and fast!  My defaults are sadly chicken fingers and pasta like this Easy Lasagna Skillet, but not at the same time…unless I’m really tired :P.  Of course the girls love these, which is why they come out on a day I haven’t planned anything…or the plan has failed me somehow.  But, every once in a while I like to make something a little different.  I’ve never been much of a fish fan, however since turning to a healthier diet I feel it’s something I have to get used to.  Tilapia was recommended, as a fish that is not overly ‘fishy’ it was a great fit.  It’s easy to make, fast and delicious – the girls even like it!! If you aren’t sure how to dive into cooking fish and need somewhere easy to start, check out this incredible recipe.
10 Minute Meal Idea - Easy 2 step Pan Seared Tilapia Recipe via LittleMissKate.ca

 10 Minute Meal Idea – Easy 2 step Pan Seared Tilapia Recipe

10 Minute Meal - Easy 2 step Pan Seared Tilapia

Easy and delicious pan seared tilapia
Course Main Dish
Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 2 fillets

Ingredients

  • 2 4 ounce tilapia fillets
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 tbsp olive oil for cooking
  • 2 tbsp butter melted
  • 1 tbsp paprika
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp seafood spice
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  • Place dry ingredients into a shallow dish and mix well. Gently press each fillet into the flour mixture to coat, repeat for both sides.
  • Heat the olive oil in a skillet over medium-high heat, add fillets and cook for 3-4 minutes on each side or until fish flakes with a fork. Brush melted butter onto the fillets during the last minute of cooking. Remove from heat and serve immediately.

Easy Pan Seared Tilapia – see the step by step

 Ingredients:
  • 2 (4 ounce) tilapia fillets
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 tbsp olive oil (for cooking)
  • 2 tbsp butter, melted
  • 1 tbsp paprika 
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp seafood spice
  • salt and pepper to taste
10 Minute Meal Idea - Easy 2 step Pan Seared Tilapia Recipe via LittleMissKate.ca
 1.  Place dry ingredients into a shallow dish and mix well.  Gently press each fillet into the flour mixture to coat, repeat for both sides.
10 Minute Meal Idea - Easy 2 step Pan Seared Tilapia Recipe via LittleMissKate.ca
 2.  Heat the olive oil in a skillet over medium-high heat, add fillets and cook for 3-4 minutes on each side or until fish flakes with a fork.  Brush melted butter onto the fillets during the last minute of cooking.  Remove from heat and serve immediately.
10 Minute Meal Idea - Easy 2 step Pan Seared Tilapia Recipe via LittleMissKate.ca
A delicious meal that is easy and fast!  What makes this recipe that much better is the fact you can easily mix the spices to your preference.  Eventually, you don’t even need to measure the spices precisely making prep for this dinner faster with less to clean after 😉
10 Minute Meal Idea - Easy 2 step Pan Seared Tilapia Recipe via LittleMissKate.ca
Sides for this meal could include steamed vegetables, mash potatoes, a corn salad, or try my favourite –  Tomato, Chickpea and Feta salad the flavours in this salad really complement the tilapia.  Enjoy!
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10 Minute Meal Idea - Easy 2 step Pan Seared Tilapia Recipe via LittleMissKate.ca

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Originally Posted June 2016.

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