Pecan Crusted Tilapia

We love fish around here, but get tired of the same thing over and over.  With the holidays coming up I happen to have pecans lying around the kitchen.  Pecans aren’t something I would normally keep on hand, but have always wanted to try pecan crusted anything really!

I figured Monday was a better night than ever to try it out, and boy was it a HIT!

Getting right down to it.

Pecan Crusted Tilapia:

Ingredients:

4 Tilapia filets

3-4 tbs crushed pecans

1/2 breadcrumbs

3 tbs flour

1/2-1 tsp garlic powder

1/2-1 tsp onion powder

1/2 tsp black powder

1/2 tsp salt

5 splashes of hot sauce

1 cup buttermilk/ milk

Set up three different “stations”.  In one shallow dish mix buttermilk/ milk with hot sauce.  In another shallow dish mix breadcrumbs, pecans, onion powder, garlic powder, pepper, and salt.  In the last dish add your flour.

I used a cast iron skillet, but you can use whatever you would like.  Put a tablespoon or  of oil.  I used canola for the high smoke point.  Heat the oil to medium heat.

I always pat my thawed fish filets with a paper towel, to prevent the “gooping”.  Dredge filet through the flour, then the milk mixture, then the pecan mixture.

Shallow fry the filets for about 3 minutes for the first side, the first side will only take 1 minute or so to finish cooking.

*Tips*

Pat dry fish filets.

I used a food processor to mix my pecans, breadcrumbs, and spices just to be sure the pecans are finely crushed.

I did not have buttermilk so I used whole milk.  Worked fine.

These could also be baked, on a wire rack over a baking sheet, to crisp both sides of fish.

These were good.  Great.  Period.

Hope you enjoy.

 

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Comments

  1. that looks delicious!

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