Pan-Fried Tilapia with Mango and Avocado Salsa

Tilapia con Salsa de Mango y Aguacate


Preparation info

  • Difficulty


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Appears in

Muy Bueno: Three Generations of Authentic Mexican Flavor

Muy Bueno

By Yvette Marquez-Sharpnack

Published 2013

  • About

Growing up we did not eat much seafood, but as I grew older and started eating it more often, I quickly fell in love with it and made up for lost time. This recipe is quick and easy to make. The flavor is delicate yet complex enough to entice the palate. The sweet mango and avocado salsa pairs well with the simply prepared tilapia, making it a memorable and healthy meal. Add a side of cilantro lime rice and this beautiful dish will be sure to impress.


  • 1 pound tilapia fillets
  • cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 3 tablespoons salted butter
  • Mango and Avocado Salsa


Rinse tilapia fillets and pat dry with paper towels.

Mix flour, garlic powder, pepper, and salt in a shallow dish. Dip fillets in flour mixture and coat both sides.

Heat butter in skillet over medium heat until hot. Add floured fillets to skillet and pan fry for 3 to 4 minutes on each side or until golden.

Place fillets on a platter and spoon the mango and avocado salsa over fish before serving.