Pan-Fried Tilapia Meal

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Paleo tilapia
This post should really be titled “My love affair with pan-fried fish” because I can’t stop making it! I think I’ve had pan-fried fresh fish 3 times already in the past week!

I’ve generally been cooking wild cod, but I started thinking about tilapia after visiting Costa Rica. You’re probably confused – what’s Costa Rica got to do with tilapia? Apparently, tilapia is a huge export from Costa Rica, although my friends didn’t catch anything but red snapper when they went deep sea fish there. As it happens, tilapia is also one of the cheapest types of fish you can buy in the US. I got these tilapia filets for $6.99 at my local fishmonger and cooked them with some coconut carrot mash and egg fried zucchini slices. It was a really easy meal.


CARROT MASH
For the carrot mash, I boiled some carrots, then pureed them in the food processor with some coconut milk.
Paleo Carrot Mash

EGG FRIED ZUCCHINI
Thinly slice a zucchini. Whisk 2 eggs and add salt to the eggs. Drop the zucchini slices into the egg mixture and coat the slices with the mixture. Place into a pan with coconut oil in it and stir-fry it until the egg is cooked.

Paleo Egg and Zucchini

PAN-FRIED TILAPIA
Season the tilapia filet with some salt. Place the filets into a frying pan with coconut oil on a medium heat. Let the filets cook until most of the tilapia changes color (turns from opaque to white). Use a wide spatula to turn the filets over gently. Cook for a few more minutes and serve.

Paleo tilapia

Paleo tilapia

Coconut Carrot Mash

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Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 25 minutes

Coconut Carrot Mash

Ingredients

  • 2 cups carrots, peeled
  • 2 tablespoons coconut milk

Instructions

  1. Boil the carrots until they're tender.
  2. Puree the carrots in a food processor with the 2 tablespoons of coconut milk.
http://ancestralchef.com/pan-fried-tilapia-meal/

Egg Fried Zucchini

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 10 minutes

Egg Fried Zucchini

Ingredients

  • 1 zucchini
  • 2 eggs
  • salt to taste
  • coconut oil for frying

Instructions

  1. Thinly slice the zucchini.
  2. Whisk the 2 eggs and add salt to the mixture.
  3. Place the zucchini slices into the egg mixture and coat the slices with the mixture.
  4. Drop the slices and the mixture into a pan with the coconut oil.
  5. Cook until the zucchini slices soften and the eggs are cooked.
http://ancestralchef.com/pan-fried-tilapia-meal/

Pan-Fried Tilapia

51

Total Time: 10 minutes

Pan-Fried Tilapia

Ingredients

  • 2 tilapia filets
  • salt to taste
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil for frying

Instructions

  1. Place the coconut oil into a frying pan on medium heat.
  2. Salt the tilapia filets.
  3. Place the filets into the frying pan and let it cook until most of the fish has turned from opaque to white.
  4. Using a large spatula, turn the filets over and let it cook for a few more minutes.
http://ancestralchef.com/pan-fried-tilapia-meal/

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{ 6 comments… add one }

  • Jenny April 6, 2013, 11:37 am

    Your tilapia looks good and I’d like to try that carrot mash!

    Reply
  • Louise April 6, 2013, 11:38 am

    Thanks Jenny :) It’s really easy!

    Reply
  • Amy May 16, 2013, 2:46 am

    That whole fish pan fried meal looks delicious and I’m excited to try it!

    Reply
  • Veronica May 22, 2013, 6:13 am

    I guess this is a recipe for 2 portions?

    Reply
    • Louise May 22, 2013, 11:56 am

      Yes – sorry should have made that clear.

      Reply

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