Table for One: Coconut Crusted Tilapia with Apricot Sauce

We made this last night – and it was incredible!  The perfect blend of tropical and flavorful and goodness!  It was so easy.  I will be making this for company soon… who’d like to come over?

Ingredients:

  • 4 tilapia fillets
  • 1 cup shredded coconut
  • 2 tsp cajun spices
  • 2 heaping tbsp flour
  • 1/2 cup cornstarch
  • 3 eggs or 1/2 cup egg substitute, beat
  • 1/2 cup canola oil
  • 3 tbsp apricot jam
  • 1 tbsp Dijon mustard
  • 1 tbsp salsa verde (optional)
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • 1 tsp cajun spices

Directions:

  • Combine coconut, cajun spices, and flour in bowl.
  • Put cornstarch in another bowl.
  • Put eggs in another bowl.
  • Heat canola oil in frying pan.
  • Smoother tilapia fillets in cornstarch, then egg, then coconut mixture.
  • Place in hot oil.  Flip once.  Fry until golden brown.
  • Remove to paper towels to soak up excess oil.
  • To make apricot dipping sauce, mix remaining ingredients.
  • Serve tilapia with dipping sauce – it’s divine!

Serves: 4 servings (or alter to make one serving at a time)

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4 Responses to “Table for One: Coconut Crusted Tilapia with Apricot Sauce”


  1. 2 vicki April 7, 2010 at 7:34 am

    I found your site on $5 dinners….this recipe looks great. I’ll be trying it soon!
    thanks!

  2. 3 Miss Q April 7, 2010 at 3:51 pm

    Let’s set a date, Ali! And let me know how it goes Vicki – the sauce totally made it!

  3. 4 Toughy July 26, 2011 at 2:30 pm

    Temp to cook it? Time to cook it? Pan to cook it in? Im lost…..


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