Homemade Macadamia Crusted Tilapia Recipe
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Homemade Macadamia Crusted Tilapia Recipe

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I ordered this entree at a restaurant on our first wedding anniversary. It was so delicious, I couldn't wait to re-create the recipe at home. Every time I make it, my husband and I recall a very special evening.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES:2 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES: 2 servings


  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped macadamia nuts
  • 1/4 cup dry bread crumbs
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 2 tilapia fillets (6 ounces each)
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1/4 cup Thai peanut sauce

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 461 calories, 30g fat (5g saturated fat), 181mg cholesterol, 737mg sodium, 10g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 2g fiber), 40g protein.


  1. Place flour and egg in separate shallow bowls. In another shallow bowl, combine the nuts, bread crumbs, cheese and garlic powder. Coat tilapia with flour, then dip in egg and coat with nut mixture.
  2. In a large skillet, cook fillets in oil over medium heat for 5-6 minutes on each side or until fish flakes easily with a fork. Serve with peanut sauce. Yield: 2 servings.
Originally published as Macadamia-Crusted Tilapia in Reminisce Extra July 2010, p59

Light-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.

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sipper User ID: 3152320 130722
Reviewed Mar. 26, 2011

"Don't buy macadamia nuts (too expensive) so I substituted almonds with good results. yum!"

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