Ten Minute Tilapia

I wasn’t the biggest fan of tilapia after a bad experience of it going off slightly, then re-heating it for lunch at the radio station I used to work for. The whole place smelled of fish. The WHOLE place. It was the talk of the station. It put me off tilapia for a long time.

After almost 2 years, I decided to give it another shot and concocted this easy to make recipe. I don’t know about you, but I’ve trawled and trawled (pun intended) recipe sites to find a good easy fish recipe and came up empty handed. So, I came up with my own.


  • Tilapia filets (bought at Costco)
  • 1 tbsp macadamia or coconut oil
  • Chopped coriander, to taste
  • Sea salt, to taste
  • Garlic and herb seasoning, to taste
  • Lemon pepper seasoning, to taste
  • Cherry tomatoes, chopped
  • Jalapeño, diced
  • Green onion, diced


  • Place tilapia filets on paper towel and dab off excess moisture
  • Sprinkle one side of filets with lemon pepper, sea salt and garlic & herb seasoning
  • Chop coriander, jalapeño and green onions
  • Carefully place filets in heated frying pan, seasoned side down
  • Season the other side while it’s in the pan
  • Throw in coriander, jalapeño and green onions
  • When filets start to turn white, carefully flip over and cook through the other side
  • Serve immediately or store to eat later – but make sure you eat within a week, you don’t want to end up in the same situation I did (see above story)

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