How to Pan Fry Tilapia. Tilapia is a fish that retains moisture and taste to the very last bite. Pan frying tilapia requires the least amount of effort and is a healthy combination of flavors. Follow the simple instructions and enjoy a healthy meal.
Wash the tilapia pieces and let them drain. Mix the marinade together in a separate bowl--lemon juice, Soya sauce, minced garlic and ginger, mint, black pepper, turmeric powder and chili sauce. Stir ingredients well.
Place the tilapia in a shallow dish and add the marinade to it. Cover it and let stand for at least six hours to allow the flavors to seep in.
Put breadcrumbs in a flat dish. Take the tilapia and cover it with bread crumbs. Place the uncovered fish for at least 20 minutes in the fridge to let the crumbs set in.
Put 2 tbsp. of oil in a frying pan. Place the marinated tilapia in it, two pieces at a time. Turn it over only when one side is done. This can be checked by carefully lifting a part of tilapia from one side only.
Place the cooked pieces on a paper towel to drain off any excess oil. Serve with bread and salad.
- Brush off any excess breadcrumbs before frying.
- Use fresh ingredients for the marinade.
- Pan fry the fish at medium heat.
- Do not use too much oil for frying.
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