What is Tilapia? Tilapia is a flaky white fish that has a mild flavor and lots of nutrients. It’s a great choice for our dinner tables but what to serve with Tilapia? No wonder how this fish is prepared, pan fried or baked, it always turns out delicious.
What Makes Tilapia so Popular?
Tilapia is a farm-raised fish that is plentiful which makes it a lower cost item in the grocery store. Chances are that fried fish.
How many Calories in Tilapia?
Tilapia is low in calories coming in at only 215 calories per 6 oz. portion of fish.
What to Serve with Tilapia Fish?
Wild Rice and Lemon Buttered Broccoli
This blackened Tilapia fish is served with a wild rice pilaf and lemon broccoli. Blackened fish is cooked in a hot skillet with butter. The high heat sears the fish and gives it a bit of a crust. There are many delicious seasonings out there to make a quick blackened Tilapia. Serve with yummy pineapple salsa and some fresh dill sauce.
Quick Pineapple Salsa – mix 1 small ( 8 oz.) can of crushed pineapple with 1 cup of your favorite chunky salsa. Add a dash of ground ginger and a dash of salt. Chill until ready to serve.
How to Prepare Fresh Dill Sauce – Mix Together: (chill for a least 2 hours)
3/4 cup of mayonnaise
3 tablespoons buttermilk
2 teaspoons dried dill weed
2 teaspoons dried chives
2 teaspoons lemon juice
2. Tilapia with Mashed Potatoes
Potatoes go very well with most fish dinners and mashed potatoes are our top pick for Tilapia. Learn how to make the best mashed potatoes. Add some fresh chives and sour cream to your potatoes to add even more flavor. For a flaky fried Tilapia fish, don’t forget the homemade tartar sauce.
How to Prepare Homemade Tartar Sauce – Mix Together (chill for a least 2 hours)
1 cup Mayonnaise
1/4 cup of finely chopped sweet or dill pickle
1 tablespoon of minced onion or shallots
dash of salt
3. Cucumber Salad
We love fresh cucumber salads that are prepared with sliced cucumber, vinegar and onions. Don’t forget to add some sugar and marinate for at least two hours. Use your favorite onions, but don’t forget to soak red onions in ice cooled water for 10 minutes before using. Try our easy vinegar Cucumber Salad.
Want a Creamier Cucumber Salad – Mix Together: (chill for a least 2 hours)
1/2 cup sour cream
1 tablespoon vinegar
1 tablespoon sugar
1/2 teaspoon dried dillweed
dash of salt
onion – red or yellow
1 large cucumber, thinly sliced
4. Tuscan Bean Salad
Beans and salad are great choices for a side dish for fish. This Tuscan Bean Salad recipe blends them together for a delicious bean side salad.
5. Mac and Cheese
Fry up some fresh Tilapia and serve with a creamy and delicious Mac and Cheese side dish. Macaroni and cheese goes very well with fried fish and many other fish recipes as well. For a green vegetable, sauté some (thawed) whole green beans with melted butter and a dash of soy sauce.
6. Mexican Street Corn
Corn on the cobs goes famously with a fish dinner. Add a side of boiled red potatoes and you have a visit to the beach. We love Mexican Street Corn for all the different flavors wrapped around a yummy ear of corn. Baby red potatoes are simple to cook. Wash them off and then cook in boiling water for about 15-20 minutes or until fork tender. Try our Mexican Street Corn recipe that is a little healthier.
So, these are some of our tasty options on What to Serve with Tilapia! If you have another favorite, just let us know.
7. Healthy Homemade Fried Rice
Combine your favorites of rice, peas and carrots into one savory side dish that is perfect for a fried or blackened Tilapia. Healthy Homemade Fried Rice uses leftover rice that has been chilled in your fridge. When ready to use, simply add your favorite vegetables. This is an easy rice side dish that goes perfectly with fish.
8. Fruit Salad
Try a different type of salad to add to your low-fat broiled Tilapia. Save tons of calories by eating a nutritious salad as a side dish. There are many variations of salads to choose from. Try this healthy Celery and Apple Salad for a change of pace.
So, these are some of our tasty options on What to Serve with Tilapia! If you have another favorite, just let us know and we will add it to our growing list.
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