Tilapia

When your family requests some "other fish," let yourselves be tempted by tilapia. A mild white fish, tilapia is rapidly growing in popularity because it is such a versatile seafood. Use tilapia in these easy recipes for chowders, tacos, baked entrees, and casseroles.

How to Bake Tilapia

Most fish make a wise entree choice for those who trying to keep meals light and healthy. The light flavor and delightfully flaky texture of Tilapia make it the perfect candidate the next time you're in the mood for a meal from the wild blue yonder. Tilapia's mild flavor lets it easily absorb the flavors of a wide variety of seasonings and sauces, which means that whether you're in the mood for a little Cajun spice or a tangy Oriental dish, Tilapia might be just the fish for the job. Tilapia is easy to find and relatively inexpensive, and best of all, it isn't hard to learn how to bake Tilapia, no matter what your culinary skill level.

Crispy Tilapia Cakes

Parents

Try these tilapia patties for a new twist on crab cakes. Served with a farro, pomegranate and broccoli salad, this is one quick and nutritious dinner.

Total: 25 mins

Crunchy Tilapia

Family Circle

Pan-Fried Fish with Peppers and Pecans

Better Homes and Gardens

Creamy Fish Fillets

Family Circle

Here's a full-course meal with just five ingredients. Tilapia fillets, green beans, and cherry tomatoes cook in creamy Italian salad dressing while purchased garlic bread toasts in the oven.

Panko Fried Fish and Smoky Chips

Family Circle

Coat tilapia filets with light-as-air panko breadcrumbs and bake or grill for a low-calorie fast food substitute.

Wilted Spinach and Tilapia Salad

Diabetic Living

With ample protein from the fish and vitamins from the veggies, this dinner dish is clean and lean. Try baby kale in place of the spinach as a delicious variation.

Total: 25 mins

Thai Fish Soup

Family Circle

In less than 15 minutes, you can have this warm curry soup on the table. With protein-packed tilapia and fiber-rich brown rice, it's a complete meal in a bowl.

Mediterranean Poached Fish

Family Circle

Fish fillets cooked in a tomato-wine sauce are the main attraction for a healthy 30-minute meal.

Tilapia with Ginger-Marinated Cucumbers

Better Homes and Gardens

Fresh cucumbers seasoned with mint and ginger add a refreshing touch to this surprisingly economical and easy seafood dish.

Total: 20 mins

Crispy Fish and Peppers

Better Homes and Gardens
Total: 20 mins

Fish Tostadas with Chili Lime Cream

Midwest Living

$2.08 per serving

Total: 20 mins

Fish Tostadas with Chili Lime Cream

Better Homes and Gardens

A perfect appetizer recipe that costs just over $2 per serving. The combination of sour cream, chili lime cream and tilapia is ready in under 30 minutes.

Total: 20 mins

Baked Cilantro Tilapia with Brown Rice and Snow Peas

Family Circle

While the tilapia bakes in the oven, the rice and vegetable sides come together in minutes in your microwave and steamer.

Mini Frittatas

Parents

Peas work well in these mini egg casseroles, but feel free to use any vegetable you have on hand.

Baja Fish Tacos with Grilled Avocado

Family Circle

Lightly battered tilapia, creamy avocado and crunchy coleslaw join forces in these fresh fish tacos.

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