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white and blue plate with almond crusted tilapia with a lemon slice and spinach

Almond Crusted Tilapia

This almond crusted tilapia adds a crunchy flavorful crust to spruce up your next tilapia meal. Only 8 ingredients and 25 minutes and you are ready to enjoy.
Course Main Course
Cuisine seafood
Keyword almond crusted tilapia, fish dinner, tilapia
Prep Time 13 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 2
Calories 599kcal


  • 2 tilapia fillets
  • 1/2 cup panko bread crumbs
  • 1/2 cup sliced almonds
  • 1 egg
  • 1 TSP Dried minced onion
  • 1/2 TSP garlic powder
  • 1/4 TSP cayenne pepper
  • 3 TBSP olive oil


  • Take your tilapia filets and pat them dry with paper towels on both side
  • With a food processor or blender add sliced almonds, panko bread crumbs, minced dried onion, garlic powder, and cayenne pepper and grind for a few seconds until almonds are chopped up
  • Take two plates and add almond crust mixture on one and crack and whisk the egg on the other plate
  • Take one tilapia and dip both sides in the egg and then in the almond mixture and coat both sides with the almond crust mixture
  • Repeat the above step with the other piece of tilapia
  • Take a lot pan and turn on the burner to medium/high heat and add olive oil
  • Once heated add tilapia and cook for 6 minutes on one side
  • Flip tilapia and cook another 6 minutes on that side



  • The nutritional values reflect if you actually consumed the whole amount of olive oil while cooking, in which you do not.  You are probably getting less than half of the 377 calories of olive oil
  • Do not skip the step of drying off the tilapia with paper towels before coating
  • If you want to change it up a bit add 1/4 cup of grated Parmesan cheese to the crust mix
  • Be careful when flipping the fish over because you don't want to accidentally pull off the crust
  • If you aren't sure the fish is fully cook take a knife or fork and cut into the thickest part of the fish. If it is white it's cooked
  • If you want to bake instead of pan fry cook at 400 degrees for 12-15 minutes spray the fish with oil before
  • If you want to air fry cook at 390 degrees for 12-15 minutes spraying both sides with oil and flipping half way through


Serving: 1tilapia | Calories: 599kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Protein: 45g | Fat: 40g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 167mg | Sodium: 231mg | Potassium: 764mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 223IU | Calcium: 128mg | Iron: 3mg