Monday, April 23, 2012

T is for Tilapia



Here is my famous pan fried tilapia!
Dry Rub  

INGREDIENTS
  • 2 teaspoons black peppercorns
  • 2 teaspoons yellow mustard seeds
  • 1 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 3 tablespoons paprika
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon celery seeds
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
PREPARATION

 Stir peppercorns, mustard seeds, and cumin seeds in a small skillet over medium heat until toasted, about 2 minutes. Let cool. Put the next six ingredients into a spice grinder and pulse until finely ground. Store in an airtight container for up to 3 months.


Tilapia

Ingredients

  • 4 (4 ounce) fillets tilapia
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • Dry Rub

Directions

  • Rinse tilapia fillets in cold water and pat dry with paper towels. Season both sides of each fillet with salt and pepper. Rub the dry mixture of spices into the fish. Place the flour in a shallow dish; gently press each fillet into the flour to coat and shake off the excess flour. 
  • Heat the olive oil in a skillet over medium-high heat; cook the tilapia in the hot oil until the fish flakes easily with a fork, about 4 minutes per side. Brush the melted butter onto the tilapia in the last minute before removing from the skillet. Serve immediately.

7 comments:

Larri @ Seams Inspired said...

Yum! Looks delish, Gregg. Thanks for the recipe. ☺

Petra said...

You should sell this stuff (the dry rub, nut the Talapia). Now, I'm hungry! :-)

Petra said...

'not' not nut, lol!

Petra said...

Make that tilapia, while I'm on the roll. :-( I'll be glad when Z announces ze end!

Leslie Wolf said...

I have to say, I wasn't expecting tilapia to be your "T" entry. Anyway, the recipe looks good!

welcome to my world of poetry said...

Looks delicious Gregg, can you send some across the pond?

Yvonne.

Persis said...

Thanks for sharing. This looks delicious