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Pecan-Crusted Tilapia

A weeknight preferred this quick and easy pecan-crusted tilapia serves up moist fish with a crunchy crust.

Pecan-Crusted Tilapia
Pecan-Crusted Tilapia

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup dry breadcrumbs
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped pecans
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 cup low-fat buttermilk
  • 1/2 teaspoon hot sauce
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 4 (6-ounce) tilapia or snapper fillets
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil, divided
  • 4 lemon wedges

How to Make It

Step 1

Combine the first 5 ingredients in a shallow dish. Combine buttermilk and hot sauce in a medium bowl; place flour in a shallow dish. Dredge 1 fillet in flour. Dip in buttermilk mixture; dredge in breadcrumb mixture. Repeat procedure with remaining fillets, flour, buttermilk mixture, and breadcrumb mixture.

Step 2

Heat 1 1/2 teaspoons oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add 2 fillets; cook 3 minutes on each side or until fish flakes easily when tested with a fork. Repeat procedure with remaining oil and fillets. Serve with lemon wedges.

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