Honey Lime Tilapia

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Fish is one of my favorite things to cook! I love that it’s healthy, and I don’t have to worry too much about calories. I also love that it’s usually SUPER FAST to make and done cooking in about 15 minutes! And of course, I love that it’s so tasty and there are millions of ways to cook it and have lots of variety.

This is one of my favorite fish recipes yet! And when I made it for my parents and my husband, they all agreed that it’s one of the best fish recipes I’ve done. (And trust me, I’ve done A LOT of them!) The honey and lime flavors blend so perfectly on it, giving it the perfect sweet and tangy taste. And since it’s dredged in flour and then sauteed in a little bit of olive oil, the fish gets that delightful and delicious batter-fried taste, but without all the fat of deep frying! It cooks quickly (in only about 10 minutes), but you do have to plan ahead so it can marinate for several hours. If you want a quick, delicious, and healthy dish, you have got to try this!

Honey Lime Tilapia

Yields: 4 servings

Honey Lime Tilapia


  • For Marinade:
  • 4 (4-5oz) tilapia fillets (thawed if frozen)
  • Juice and zest of 1 lime
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1½ Tbsp honey
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp pepper
  • ¼ tsp garlic powder
  • For Cooking:
  • ½ c flour
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp pepper
  • 1-2 Tbsp olive oil


  1. Assemble marinade by combining lime zest, lime juice, olive oil, honey, salt, pepper, and garlic powder in a gallon-sized zip-top bag or shallow container with a lid. Add fish and marinate in the refrigerator anywhere from 1 hour up to 24 hours. (The more hours, the better!)
  2. When ready to cook, combine flour with salt and pepper in a shallow dish. Remove each fish fillet from the marinade and dredge lightly with the flour on both sides (just a light, light coating).
  3. Heat 1-2 Tbsp olive oil in a medium skillet over medium-high heat until shimmering. Cook fillets 3-4 minutes per side or until opaque and browned (this works best if you don't disturb the fish much while letting it cook).
  4. Serve with lime wedges.

Source: One Lovely Life

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