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Pine Nut-Crusted Tilapia

This golden-brown fish has a tender texture, nutty coating and hint of sweet honey. It’s fast to fix and can be served for a special family meal or when you want to impress guests.
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
  • Makes
    4 servings


  • 1/2 cup pine nuts, ground
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon dill weed
  • 1/4 teaspoon lemon-pepper seasoning
  • 1 egg
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 4 tilapia fillets (6 ounces each)
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • Additional honey, optional


  • In a shallow bowl, combine the pine nuts, flour, dill and lemon-pepper. In another shallow bowl, combine the egg, lemon juice and honey. Dip fillets in egg mixture, then coat with nut mixture.
  • In a large nonstick skillet, cook fillets in butter over medium heat for 4-5 minutes on each side or until fish flakes easily with a fork. Drizzle with additional honey if desired.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 237 calories, 16g fat (5g saturated fat), 89mg cholesterol, 119mg sodium, 11g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 1g fiber), 14g protein.
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  • katlaydee3
    Oct 18, 2014

    Delicious! Loved it, loved it, loved it!!

  • s_pants
    Mar 17, 2014

    Fish fell apart when I tried to turn it. I enjoyed the flavor, but I don't think anyone else did.

  • mamasaf
    May 30, 2013

    I tried this recipe tonight and it was well received by my family. Of course, I didn't follow the directions exactly. I chose to bake it at 425 degrees until it was golden brown. I placed it on non-stick foil that had been lightly coated with cooking spray. There were no leftovers!

  • grannygourmet
    Apr 7, 2011

    We enjoyed this dish. I put the pine nuts, flour, dill weed and seasoning in my food processor and that worked great. The fish had a good flavor and was very moist and tasty.

  • zmarie
    Jun 1, 2010

    Excellent recipe! I didn't have pine nuts on hand, so I used walnuts!