Tilapia got a fancy makeover…

Had it not been for my tastebuds which always want something different I wouldn’t have made variety dishes. I literally cannot settle for same kind of dishes, even if I make the same dish I would make some alterations. There are only a few dishes which I make in the same way always. When it comes to fish, I like tilapia as it’s very mild and doesn’t have that intense fishy smell. I often bake it, roast it, fry it o make curries out of it. Last week, I made this flaxseed-walnut crusted tilapia, I would say this is the best way of making tilapia. Seasoned tilapia was coated with ground flaxseeds/walnuts and pan fried in oil infused with cinnamon and cardamom. This couldn’t get any better, hands down the best tasting tilapia.

Flaxseed-Walnut Crusted Tilapia

Ingredients

  • Tilapia- 3 fillet
  • Ground pepper- to season
  • Salt- to taste

For making the coating

  • Walnut crushed- 1/3 cup
  • Ground flax seeds- 1/3 cup
  • Ground lemon grass- 1/2 tsp (optional)
  • Orange zest- of 1 small orange

Other ingredients

  • Egg white-of 2 eggs
  • Olive oil- 3 to 4 tbsp
  • Cardamom, whole- 3
  • Cinnamon- 3 inch slice

 Instruction

  • Crush the walnuts coarsely in a food processor.
  • Grind the flax seeds as well in a food processor.
  • Combine together crushed walnuts, ground flaxseeds, ground lemon grass and orange zest.
  • Season tilapia fillets with ground pepper and salt.
  • Dip tilapia first in egg white.
  • Coat evenly with ground walnut/flaxseed mixture.
  • Place a large non-stick pan over medium heat, add olive oil.
  • Add cardamom and cinnamon into the oil, saute it in oil for a few seconds till the aroma is infused in the oil.
  • Place the coated tilapia over the oil and pan fry it till both sides turn light golden in color.
  • Transfer to a plate and serve along with salad or veggies.

 

Flaxseed-Walnut Crusted Tilapia
 
Ingredients
  • Tilapia- 3 fillet
  • Ground pepper- to season
  • Salt- to taste
For making the coating
  • Walnut crushed- ⅓ cup
  • Ground flax seeds- ⅓ cup
  • Ground lemon grass- ½ tsp (optional)
  • Orange zest- of 1 small orange
Other ingredients
  • Egg white-of 2 eggs
  • Olive oil- 3 to 4 tbsp
  • Cardamom, whole- 3
  • Cinnamon- 3 inch slice
Instructions
  1. Crush the walnuts coarsely in a food processor.
  2. Grind the flax seeds as well in a food processor.
  3. Combine together crushed walnuts, ground flaxseeds, ground lemon grass and orange zest.
  4. Season tilapia fillets with ground pepper and salt.
  5. Dip tilapia first in egg white.
  6. Coat evenly with ground walnut/flaxseed mixture.
  7. Place a large non-stick pan over medium heat, add olive oil.
  8. Add cardamom and cinnamon into the oil, saute it in oil for a few seconds till the aroma is infused in the oil.
  9. Place the coated tilapia over the oil and pan fry it till both sides turn light golden in color.
  10. Transfer to a plate and serve along with salad or veggies.