Almond-Crusted Tilapia

Almond-Crusted Tilapia is a simple seafood supper with just six ingredients. If you don't have a skillet large enough to hold all the fillets comfortably, we recommend cooking them in batches. You can substitute catfish, flounder, or orange roughy for tilapia.

Almond-Crusted Tilapia
Photo: Ralph Anderson; Styling: Buffy Hargett
Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
9 mins
Total Time:
24 mins
4 servings


  • 1 cup sliced almonds, divided

  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour

  • 4 (6-oz.) tilapia fillets

  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

  • 2 tablespoons butter

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil


  1. Process 1/2 cup almonds in a food processor until finely chopped, and combine with 1/4 cup flour in a shallow bowl.

  2. Sprinkle fish evenly with salt; dredge in almond mixture.

  3. Melt butter with olive oil in a large heavy skillet over medium heat; add fish, and cook 4 minutes on each side or until golden. Remove fillets to a serving plate.

  4. Add remaining 1/2 cup almonds to skillet, and cook, stirring often, 1 minute or until golden. Remove almonds with a slotted spoon, and sprinkle over fish.

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