Tilapia Cooking Tips

Tilapia Cooking Tips


Known for its mild flavor and lower price, Tilapia is a versatile white fish used in a variety of dishes.

Produced all over the world, Tilapia is a freshwater fish that grows quickly, making it an affordable option for anyone looking to eat fish more often.

Tilapia is high in protein and rich in vitamins and minerals. Tilapia is an excellent choice of fish for anyone looking to incorporate a lean, protein-rich fish into their diet. Tilapia has a firm texture and lends itself to a variety of cooking methods and flavor combinations. You can use Tilapia in any dish that calls for a white fish such as cod or halibut.

Cooking Methods for Tilapia:
• Pan-fried
• Broiled
• Baked
• Braised

Tilapia cooks quickly at 2 to 4 minutes per side on a medium-high pan or 10-12 minutes in a 375° oven.

Suggested Dishes:
• Blackened Tilapia
• Tilapia Fish Tacos
• Baked Lemon Butter Tilapia
• Citrus Marinated Tilapia

Pairs Well With:
• Citrus such as lemon, lime, or orange.
• Spices such as chili powder and cayenne pepper
• Garlic and Butter
• Curry and Coconut

Tilapia filets should be stored tightly wrapped, and below 38° F. Tilapia freezes well and thaws quickly in the refrigerator.

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