Pan Seared Tilapia

flaky and tender
Flaky and tender
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1 pound Tilapia 4 filets
½ tsp Salt
⅛ tsp Black pepper ground
½ tsp Garlic powder
½ tsp Ground paprika
½ tsp Dried basil
2 tbsp Olive oil

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Pan Seared Tilapia


Looking for a delicious keep-it-simple idea for dinner tonight? Try this easy and tasty Pan Seared Tilapia recipe. Flaky pan-seared fish fillets seasoned with garlic, paprika, basil, salt and pepper, this simple dinner really fits the bill. And it’s all done in 25 minutes or less. 

First, defrost the fish fillets in the fridge overnight and lightly pat them dry with a paper towel before cooking. Season the tilapia on both sides with salt, black pepper, garlic powder, paprika, and dried basil. Heat some olive oil in a cast iron skillet and sear the fish fillets on both sides until the fish flakes easily with a fork. Remove from the skillet and serve warm with lime wedges for squeezing over the fish. Enjoy!  

To make the Pan Seared Tilapia, you will need the following ingredients:

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Steps to make Pan Seared Tilapia


Season fish fillets


Rub the fish fillets on both sides with ½ teaspoon salt, ⅛ teaspoon ground black pepper, ½ teaspoon garlic powder, ½ teaspoon paprika, and ½ teaspoon dried basil.


Cook fish fillets


In a cast iron skillet, heat 1 tablespoon olive oil over high heat for about 3 minutes. Reduce the heat to medium, then add two fillets to the pan. Cook on one side for about 4 minutes, then flip and let cook for another 3-4 minutes. Repeat with the remaining fish fillets and oil.



Serve warm with rice, a big salad, and some lime wedges on the side for squeezing over the fish if you wish.

This Pan Seared Tilapia is as delicious as it is economical. Pair these fish fillets with rice, your favorite salsa, or a salad for an easy weeknight dinner. Did you make this recipe? We would love to hear from you. Leave a comment below to let us know how you liked it and what you paired it with!

Bethany is very passionate about maintaining a healthy lifestyle and clean diet. She’s trying to cut meat out of her diet as much as possible and focuses on cooking vegetarian food and fish. Bethany gets a kick from finding ways to add new twists to classic dishes. What’s more, thanks to her Asian roots, she’s great at combining different cuisines to come up with something extraordinary. Bethany’s recipes will inspire you to add new colors and flavors to your everyday meals.

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Easy and quickly fish recipe. Thanks for sharing the recipe!

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