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Pan-fried tilapia

​A light, tasty tilapia seasoned with curry and dill that takes just minutes to prepare.

  • Yield: Serves 2
  • Prep time: 5 minutes
  • Cook time: 5 minutes

Fresh tilapia is one of the most popular fish selections around. Some say it tastes less fishy than other varieties, or maybe it’s the low cost that makes it a best seller. Either way, this fish recipe is no fuss, using only one pan and the bare minimum of ingredients. The taste is perfection – hot out of the pan, served with a salad and some quinoa or brown rice, it’ll make a fabulous dinner for two that takes no time at all.

This recipe is salt and oil free, so it’s great for those watching their sodium or fat consumption. The use of several flavorful seasonings precludes the need, but if you can’t do without, go ahead and add a few shakes of Himalayan or other type of sea salt to the pan for an even richer flavor.


  • 2 pieces fresh tilapia
  • dried dill
  • curry powder
  • garlic powder
  • onion powder
  • black pepper
  • nonstick cooking spray


Spray frying pan with non-stick spray. Set on medium high heat.

Sprinkle a few shakes of each seasoning onto bottom of pan. Go liberal with the curry, dill and garlic, go easy on the pepper.

When pan is hot, add tilapia (skin side up).

Cook for one minute on high, and then reduce heat to low and continue cooking until flesh is white, not clear, about 2-3 minutes per side.

Related Topics: Fish, Mediterranean

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