- 2-3 tilapia fillets, rinsed and patted dry
- 1 T olive oil
- 1/4 t garlic powder
- 1-2 T freshly squeezed lemon juice
- 1 c almond meal/flour
- 1 1/2 t dry mustard
- 1 1/2 t black pepper
- 3/4 t nutmeg
- 1/2 t ginger
- 1/2 t paprika
- 1/2 crushed red pepper flakes
- 2 T olive oil (additional)
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. In a shallow dish, combine 1 T olive oil, garlic powder, and lemon juice. In another shallow dish/plate, combine almond flour and the rest of the dry ingredients. Mix it up until well combined. Heat 2 T olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Coat each fillet with the oil/lemon mixture, then with the flour mixture. Try to get them as coated as possible! Once oil is hot, add the flour- coated fillets. Cook for about 2-3 minutes per side, or until they are brown on each side. Be very careful when flipping them over, as the fish can flake easily. Once they are brown on both sides, either transfer them to a baking dish to place in the oven, or move the skillet to the oven. Bake for about 10 minutes, or until they flake with a fork. Be sure not to overcook! Serve immediately.
I served this with butternut squash (that I have made before) and a salad. It was a tasty meal and very healthy too! If you like panko, it won't be the same, but it will definitely taste almost as great :) Enjoy!