Sautéed fish always brings instant smile to my face and this spicy pan seared Tilapia is no exception. The combination of spices here brings out the maximum flavor of Tilapia perfectly!
Today’s recipe of spicy pan seared Tilapia will win the award for best quickest meal of the year! You will really not believe how fast this comes along and that too without any loss of flavors! Now that poses a problem in front of me!
I am really stuck – this recipe is so fast that I don’t know what to write about it; at the same time, I can’t even stop myself from sharing this recipe of pan seared Tilapia simply because of its amazingness! You will know only when you try it!
Seafood is an integral part of our meals. We do love our authentic fish curry with rice which is my comfort food since childhood, but this spicy pan seared Tilapia is a nice change from the regular preps.
This spicy fish paired best with my amazing homemade ranch dressing and I only had couple of ladles left of it which, I felt as if it was waiting for this perfect combination! Add some greens on the side and you will have a impeccably satisfying meal.
Fish fillets are great when you want to make a quick as well as a good meal. Fillets cook super-fast and adheres to any spice profile of your choice. It’s even great for deep frying. (Do check out my best ever crispy fried fish for the taste of ultra crispiness!)
Till date my most popular post is the batter fried Basa fillet which I had shared ages ago during the nascent stage of our blog and you guys still love it! That is one recipe which I always suggest to my friends to try out and have received high appreciation in return.
I am sure today’s pan seared Tilapia will give a tough competition to the already famous batter fried Basa; I just have to wait and watch!
The pan seared Tilapia will be best served with some hearty salad – just assemble some fresh salad leaves with few pieces of cucumber, tomatoes, onions and finally drizzle the incredible homemade ranch dressing.
That made me realize that you then have the fishy version of my previous recipe – grilled chicken salad with ranch dressing! Whoa! That’s another new recipe inside a recipe! Am I not a genius!
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- Tilapia fillet – 2
- Melted butter – 2 tbsp
- Garlic powder – ¼ tsp
- Coriander powder – ½ tsp
- Red chili powder – ½ tsp
- Black pepper powder – ¼ tsp
- Salt – ¼ tsp
- Vegetable oil – 1 tsp
- In a small bowl prepare the spice mix by adding garlic powder, coriander powder, red chili powder, black pepper powder and salt. Mix well and set it aside.
- Cut each tilapia fillet into 2 pieces. Pat them dry. Brush melted butter on both sides of the fillet and rub the spice mix on both sides of the fish really well.
- Heat vegetable oil in a non-stick frying pan. Once the oil is hot, add the spice coated tilapia fillet.
- Cook the fillet for 2 minutes each side or until cooked through and flaky.
- Serve the hot spicy pan seared Tilapia with homemade ranch dressing.