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Cashew Crusted Tilapia
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Cashew Crusted Tilapia

Cashew Crusted Tilapia

Serves 4 - This can be cooked two different ways but prepared the same. Try both - see which you like better.


  • 4 Tilapia filets
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 1 cup crushed cashews (unsalted)
  • 1 cup Panko (Japanese Bread crumbs)
  • 1/2 cup chopped cilantro
  • Butter
  • Olive Oil


  1. Season the Tilapia filets well with salt and pepper on both sides and set aside
  2. In a large dish or bowl mix the crushed cashews, panko crumbs and cilantro
  3. Melt 2 tablespoons of butter and mix into the cashew/crumb mixture well
  4. Completely coat the Tilapia filets by pressing into the crumbs and coating on all sides
  5. Preheat a skillet on the stove and add 1 - 2 Tablespoons olive oil and about 1 teaspoon butter to melt
  6. Add the Tilapia and cook on one side until you can see it has started turning white and is cooked about 1/2 way through
  7. Now for the first way - flip the Tilapia and finish cooking on the second side in the skillet
  8. Put onto a plate and serve
  9. Now for the second way -cook the Tilapia the same way - until cooked about half way
  10. Here’s where you change things - instead of flipping - add more of the cashew/crumb mixture to the top and drizzle with more melted butter
  11. Place on a baking sheet and bake in a preheated oven at 350 for about 10 - 15 minutes or until the top is browned
  12. Put on a plate and serve