Tilapia with Cornmeal Crust & Tomato Basil Sauce

This recipe is impressive enough to serve to company, yet easy and healthy enough to make it a part of your regular dinnertime rotation.

If you are not a fan of tilapia, the recipe works equally well with any other kind of delicate, white fish.

Tilapia with Cornmeal Crust & Tomato Basil Sauce

Servings: 6  |  Prep Time: 5 minutes  |  Cook Time: 6 – 10 minutes

For the sauce:

  • 2 large, ripe tomatoes, seeded and diced
  • Handful fresh basil leaves, cut in chiffonade or torn into small strips
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 T. olive oil
  • 2 t. salt
  • 1/2 t. black pepper

1. Combine all ingredients and refrigerate until ready to use. Can be made up to 24 hours ahead.

For the Fish

  • 6 tilapia fillets, about 1 pound
  • 1 c. cornmeal seasoned to taste with salt & pepper
  • 2 T. butter
  • 1/2 lemon or 2 T. lemon juice

1. Lightly cover both sides of tilapia fillets with seasoned cornmeal.

2. In a large skillet, melt butter. Cook tilapia in melted butter, 3 minutes per side.

3. Place fish on plates and squeeze lemon over the top. Add tomato basil sauce on top to that. Enjoy!

Kate Miller
Kate Miller

Kate Miller, mom of 5, is on a mission to stay fit and healthy. As HealthyWage's Community Manager, she's fortunate to be surrounded by inspiring success stories day after day. In 2012, Kate lost 50 pounds and documented most of her journey right here on the HealthyWage blog. Since then, she's had to learn the subtle intricacies of staying on track by mastering the daily ebb and flow (and parties and holidays and periods of extreme laziness) of life.

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