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How to Cook Tilapia in a Pan (2)

Pan-Fried Tilapia (6 Servings)

  • Author: Bobby


  • Six Tilapia fish fillets, skinless and boneless
  • Four tablespoons unsalted butter
  • One tablespoon olive oil
  • One teaspoon paprika powder
  • One teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper, ground


  1. Make a dry spice rub with black pepper, paprika, and salt. Gently work the spice rub into the fillets.
  2. Put a large pan to medium-high heat and pour in the oil with two tablespoons of butter. Leave the butter to melt and mix with the oil as it heats up.
  3. Add three fillets, and cook for two to three minutes. Flip the fillets, and let the other side cook for the same duration. You’ll notice the fillets turn light golden brown.
  4. Remove the Tilapia fillets, add the rest of the butter to the pan, and cook the remaining three fillets.

Once they’re ready, serve and garnish as you please. Also, try out this video recipe.