Pan Fried Tilapia

I’m writing this after taking a break from this blog over the holidays. Now I am back! I hope to bring you some delicious, easy, interesting, and healthy recipes in 2023. My goal this year is for my family to eat more fish and veggies.

Today I am sharing an easy pan-fried Tilapia recipe. Tilapia is not always as popular as fish like salmon as it can be a bit bland. Yet with just a few simple ingredients you can make Tilapia taste delicious. It is also inexpensive and lean.

In this recipe I first marinade the fish in spices and herbs, then dredge the fish in flour. Dredging the fish brings out texture and gives the fish a light crunchy finish.

Don’t forget to serve the fish with some lemon wedges as acid helps balance the rich flavors.

If you need an easy dinner idea and like fish, I hope you try this one. It’s simple, affordable, flavorful, and comes together in 15 minutes or so.



  • 5 pieces fresh or thawed tilapia fish (if frozen make sure to thaw and pat dry well)
  • 1 tsp. dried parsley
  • 1 tsp. dried chives,
  • 1 tsp. Cajun seasoning (salt base)
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 tsp. ground black pepper
  • 1 tbsp. oil
  • 2 tsp. paprika
  • 2 tsp. lemon zest
  • 1 tsp. minced garlic
  • 1/3 cup flour
  • 1/4 cup oil to fry


Place tilapia and all the seasoning, except for the flour, and 1/4 cup oil in a large shallow baking dish. Gently rub spices over the fish, make sure to coat both sides well.


Marinade the fish for at least 30 minutes before cooking.

Line a sheet pan with parchment paper, then set aside until needed.

Spread out the flour in a shallow bowl, then dredge the fish. Make sure to coat both side with flour, sake off excess. Transfer the fish to prepared baking sheet. Let it rest for 10 minutes before frying.


Heat oil in a large non-stick skillet over medium heat. Add fish filets and cook 3 to 4 minutes per side or until crust is golden and fish flakes easily with a fork. Drizzle some of the cooking oil over the fish when you serve.

Also don’t forget to pass along some lemon wedges.

Serves 5

Did you make this dish? I’d love to know how it turns out! Feel free to like this post and comment or use the hashtag #globaldinein on Instagram. If you would to be notified of upcoming posts, please consider subscribing to my blog!

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