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Recipes: 5 Easy ways to cook Tilapia instantly

Tilapia has become one of the most popular, tasty and nutritious seafood that you can use in special and mouth watering delicacies. There are various ways this fish can be cooked, like grilling, baking and steaming. There are different recipes you can try to improve the flavor and taste of this fish. Below are five easy and simple recipes in which you can use the fish as a key ingredient.

Tilapia Tacos with cucumber relish

Complexity level: Easy

Time taken: 20 minutes

Ingredients:

4-6 ounce tilapia fillets

1 tablespoon olive oil, plus more for the grill

6 radishes, sliced

2 tablespoons fresh lime juice

1 teaspoon ground coriander

Kosher salt and black pepper

1 cucumber, sliced and halved

Lime wedges for serving

8 corn tortillas, warmed

1/4 cup sour cream

1 cup fresh cilantro leaves

Process:

a. Take a pan and grill oil in it on a high temperature.

b. Season the tilapia fillets with ½ teaspoon salt, coriander and ¼ teaspoon pepper; grill it for 2-3 minutes per side, until cooked completely. Make small pieces of it.

c. In a separate medium bowl, toss the cucumber and radish with the oil, lime juice and salt and pepper (as per taste).

d. Then serve the tilapia with cucumber relish, sour cream, cilantro and lime wedges.

Blackened Tilapia with buttered carrots

Complexity level: Easy

Time taken: 25-30 minutes

Ingredients:

4-6 ounce tilapia fillets

2 pounds carrots chopped into sticks

1 tablespoon chopped fresh oregano

2 tablespoons blackening seasoning

3-5 tablespoons canola oil and kosher salt

Black pepper and 1 tablespoon unsalted butter

Process:

a. Take a large pot and fill 1 inch of water in it, then fit it with a steamer basket and let it boil completely.

b. Put the carrots into the basket and steam with cover on, until tender, keep it for 6 to 8 minutes.

c. Then drain the basket and toss the carrots with oregano, butter and table salt.

d. Apply blackening seasoning on tilapia fillets; heat the oil in a pan keeping the heat at medium high.

e. Cook the tilapia fillets in the oil for 3-4 minutes per side. Add more oil if necessary. Serve hot with corn bread and carrots.

Crispy fish sticks with coleslaw

Complexity level: Easy

Time taken: 30 minutes

Ingredients:

6 ounce tilapia fillets split lengthwise

1 tablespoon red wine vinegar

1/2 small head green cabbage, finely sliced (2 cups)

Kosher salt and black pepper

2 carrots, grated

2 large eggs, beaten

1 1/2 cups panko

1/3 cup sour cream

1 3/4 cups canola oil

1/2 cup ketchup

I cup flour

Process:

a. Mix sour cream, 1 teaspoon salt, vinegar cabbage, carrots and ¼ spoon peeper. Toss them properly.

b. Rub ¼ teaspoon pepper and ½ teaspoon salt on tilapia. Coat the fish with flour, egg yolk and the panko.

c. Cook tilapia in oil for 3-4 minutes per side, keeping the heat at medium high.

d. Serve with ketchup.

Tilapia with caper parsley sauce

Complexity level: Moderate

Time taken: 50 minutes

Ingredients:

4-6 ounce tilapia fillets split lengthwise

1 1/2 pounds fingerling or new potatoes, halved

1 cup dry white wine

1/4 cup chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley

2 tablespoons capers

4 1/2 tablespoons cold unsalted butter

Kosher salt and black pepper

1 tablespoon olive oil, plus more if needed

Process:

a. Season the tilapia with ¼ teaspoon pepper and ½ teaspoon salt

b. Heat 1½ tablespoons of the butter over medium-high heat.

c. Cook the tilapia in it for 2 to 3 minutes per side. Add more oil if necessary.

d. Meanwhile, heat your oven to 450° F.

e. Toss potatoes with pepper, salt (as per taste) and oil.

f. Roast for 30-40 minutes.

g. Season skillets with wine and cook for 2-3 minutes on medium high heat.

h. Add more butter and carpers and serve with tilapia and potatoes.

Prosciutto wrapped Tilapia

Complexity level: Easy

Time taken: 20-25minutes.

Ingredients:

4 ounce tilapia fillets

Kosher salt and black pepper

3 bell peppers, sliced

Prosciutto (5 large slices)

1 cup fresh basil leaves

2 cloves garlic, sliced

3 tablespoons olive oil, plus more if needed

Process:

a. Season tilapia with ¼ black pepper and ½ teaspoon salt. Wrap each fillet of tilapia with 1 slice of prosciutto.

b. Heat oil in a non sticky pan one a medium heat. Cook tilapia in it for 3-4 minutes, add more oil if necessary.

c. Meanwhile, heat the remaining oil in a pan over medium high heat, and add garlic, black pepper and salt. Cook for 10 minutes, tossing at regular intervals.

d. Heat 1½ tablespoons of the oil in a large skillet over medium high heat. Add the bell peppers, garlic, and ¼ teaspoon each salt and black pepper. Cook, tossing frequently, until tender, 8 to 10 minutes. Serve with tilapia.

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