Pecan Crusted Tilapia with Honey Glaze | Steamy Kitchen Recipes

Pecan Crusted Tilapia with Honey Glaze

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Servings: 4      Prep Time: 10 minutes      Cook Time: 10 minutes

You can serve the Tilapia over pasta (see photo above), Basmati rice or Couscous.
*Note - for Gluten free, serve over gluten free pasta.

Ingredients:

4 whole Tilapia fillets, cut in half lengthwise - you should have 8 pieces about 6" x 2.5" each
3 T organic honey
1 cup Panko breadcrumbs (or Gluten free breadcrumbs)
1/2 cup crushed pecans (I used a mini food processor)
salt & pepper
3 eggs, beaten in bowl
Honey Glaze:
3 T organic honey mixed with 2 T hot water
3 T olive oil, for frying

Directions:

1) Wash Tilapia and pat dry. Using a brush, brush both sides of the fillet with honey. Generously salt & pepper both sides of the fillet.

2) Combine the Panko and crushed Pecans. Lay out your ingredients in this order: Tilapia - Egg mixture - Panko/Pecan Dip the fish in the egg, coat with panko/pecan on both sides, set aside. Repeat with all fillets.

3) Heat a large fry pan over medium heat. Add olive oil. When the oil is hot, turn the heat down to low. Add the fillets to the pan, make sure the fillets don't touch each other. You may have to do this in separate batches. Fry on low for 2 minutes until the underside is golden brown. Turn. Fry another 2 minutes or until the fish is cooked through. Pour the honey glaze over the fish. Note: if you don't fry on low heat, the panko/pecan coating will burn before the fish is cooked through.