Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Almond Crusted Tilapia

This just might be the best meal that has ever popped into my brain. ALMOND CRUSTED TILAPIA! One of the things that I miss since I went paleo is fried fish. Fried anything, actually..... (shhh I didn't really say that!).

I refuse to buy almond flour, just because its too damn expensive and well lets face it, im broke. So I usually avoid any type of recipe that calls for it, such as pancakes or muffins or brownies... I'm going to stop now before I start drooling on my keyboard. Luckily for me though, I had some leftover almonds from my trip this past weekend so I decided to make my own. Thank goodness for ninja blenders!


Seriously, its so good! Kyle walked in the door from work and said "Are you frying fish?! YOU ARENT ALLOWED TO HAVE THAT!" lol! Thank goodness I have a boyfriend who holds me accountable on my diet! BUT little did he know that this was the healthy version! MUHAHAHAH (insert evil laugh here)

2 tilapia filets (or however many you want to make)
3/4 cup almonds (or almond flour if you're really fancy)
1 tsp garlic salt
2 tbs whole30 approved mustard
olive oil
salt & pepper to taste
  1. If you're using regular almonds, throw them into the blender with garlic salt and blend until it makes close to a powder but still has some chunky pieces in it.
  2. Heat the skillet to medium heat, add olive oil to cover bottom of pan
  3. Smother tilapia filet in mustard and cover with almond flour until evenly coated.
  4. Toss that sucker into the pan and fry it! After a couple minutes flip over and fry the other side. Flake with for to check done-ness, mine took about 8-9 minutes per filet.
Voila (sp?)! I didn't take a final picture because I originally had my heat set to med-high and I kind of burnt it, so It wasn't a pretty picture but it still tasted delicious. That's why I recommend a lower heat and longer cook time. I hope you take my word for it and try this out for yourself! It's definitely a keeper!


  1. mmmmmmm! Try pistachios one day too...they are amazing on fish and on chicken...and they don't really burn a lot.

  2. Yup! delicious!! we all agree in this household that this will be a repeat....added to the 'go to' meal list. Thanks!!!

  3. Just made this tonight... craving "fried" fish and found your recipe after a quick google search for "paleo crusted tilapia" :) The seasonings were good, but my breading didn't really stick too well in the pan. I used egg white instead of mustard (I don't have nor care for mustard though I added some ground mustard w the almonds/garlic) so that was probably the cause. Do you know the best way to bread fish without mustard? Thanks for sharing your recipe!