Tilapia. The protein of choice of bodybuilders and fitness models when preparing for a show or photo shoot. Why, you may ask? Well it’s got no carbs, no sugar, very little fat and lots of good lean protein. Tilapia’s main nutritional value is protein. One serving (4-oz fillet) provides half of the recommended (daily minimum) protein consumption for an active person. Pretty good, right? Tilapia is also rich in Vitamin B-12 and Selenium, which are essential vitamins for proper cell function.

This fish has a very mild flavor, making it the perfect fish choice when you want to have fun  using spices and condiments. The most common ways to prepare Tilapia are to grill it or bake it. I’ve chosen to be unconventional today and try a different cooking method. We are going to fry it using coconut oil!

Be sure to give this Ginger Garlic Tilapia a try, it’s so delicious!

Ginger Garlic Tilapia
 
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Serves: 5 tilapias
Ingredients
  • 5 Tilapia fillets
  • 4oz freshly ground ginger
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened shredded coconut
  • 8 green onions, cut into small pieces (½ inch or so)
  • 2 tablespoons Coconut Aminos
  • 2 tablespoons of coconut oil
Instructions
  1. Rinse and tap dry the tilapia fillets.
  2. Heat 1 tablespoon of coconut oil in your skillet under medium heat. Once oil has melted, add 2 or 3 tilapia fillets. Cook for 2 minutes.
  3. Using your spatula, flip tilapia. Add about ¼- ½ teaspoon of ginger, ¼ teaspoon of garlic, and ⅓ teaspoon of shredded coconut on top of each fillet. Let cook for 1 minute.
  4. Spread about 1 tablespoon of Coconut Aminos to your fillets and let cook for 1 minute.
  5. Flip fillets one last time and add green onions, cook for 1 last minute and remove from skillet.
  6. Repeat steps 3-6 until all fillets have been cooked.
  7. Enjoy your tilapia with a cold salad or cauliflower rice.
Notes
Tools You’ll Need:
- Large Skillet/pan
- Sharp knife
- Cutting board
- Measuring cups
- Measuring spoons
- Grinder
- Spatula

Feel free to add a bit of lime to your tilapia if you're in need of some extra zing!
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1 tilapia -- Calories: 135 Fat: 3 g. Carbohydrates: 2 g. Protein: 26 g.

Ginger Garlic Tilapia

Ginger Garlic Tilapia

Ginger Garlic Tilapia

Ginger Garlic Tilapia

Ginger Garlic Tilapia

Ginger Garlic Tilapia

Ginger Garlic Tilapia

6 COMMENTS

  1. Hola Mariel! Thanks for posting this! It looks amazing! I have one quick question for you… where do you get your tilapia from? I’m having a hard time finding anything that isn’t farmed.

    Thanks for the wonderful recipes! My husband (Ecuadorian as yourself) will LOVE these 🙂

    • Hey Joanne! You’re hubby is Ecuadorian too?!?! That so awesome!!! What a small world :). I usually get my tilapia from our small city Co-Op (an all organic grocery store), but sometimes I’ll go to Costco and buy some in bulk ;). Try Costco!

  2. Omg this dish is amazing! This is only day two of Mt new Paleo diet but I’m liking it more and more thanks to these helpful recipes!

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