Juicy Tilapia Fillets!

Tilapia Fillets

(This recipe works great for fish tacos!)


  • 3-4 Tilapia fillets
  • Fresh garlic (finely chopped)
  • Olive oil
  • Salt & pepper



  • In a large cast iron skillet, heat up 2 tsp olive oil with the finely chopped garlic on medium heat.  You can use a garlic press to ensure your garlic isn’t too big.  If you don’t have a cast iron skillet, you can use a large sauté pan.  I find that the cast iron skillet works better on creating a nice crust on the fish.
  • Coat the Tilapia fillets with salt & pepper.  If you are making fish tacos, add some cayenne or crushed red pepper to add some extra spice to the fish.
  • Once the skillet is hot, add the fish.  Let the fish cook for about 3-4 minutes on each side.  A thin metal spatula works best for flipping the fish to ensure it doesn’t break apart.  You may need to cook them longer depending on how thick the fish is.  You want the fish to have a nice crust on each side.  When the fish turns white in color, it is done cooking.
  • This fish can be served as is with a veggie on the side or it can be sliced into smaller portions and used in fish tacos!


Download a PDF of this recipe here!

Juicy Tilapia Fillets

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