Long before today's seafood lovers tasted tilapia, its sweet, mild flavor earned it a place in early Egyptian aquaculture. Now this fresh water fish is a popular favorite all over the world.
TO THAW: Place fillets on plate and cover with plastic wrap. Place in refrigerator 3-4 hours before use. Or thaw fillets in microwave on the defrost cycle.
TO BAKE: Pre-heat oven to 400° F. Place fillets on a greased baking dish. Brush with melted butter or oil and season to taste. Bake for approximately 20 minutes at 400° F depending on thickness.
TO BROIL: Pre-heat broiler. Place fillets on greased broiler rack and brush with melted butter or oil and season to taste. Broil 4 inches from heat 6 minutes per side depending on thickness.
TO PAN FRY: Dip thawed fillets in seasoned flour. Fry in 4 tablespoons of oil in a heavy skillet over medium heat until golden brown on each side, for about 3-5 minutes per side