How To Bake Tilapia

Tilapia can be cooked whole or in fillets and it is one of the most versatile fish there is. The technique we are using today for our baked tilapia recipe is an egg wash technique with flour & spices. Take your clean fillet and dip in the corn starch and egg mixture and lastly dip into the Panko bread crumbs. Panko is a variety of flaky bread crumbs used in Japanese cuisine as a crunchy coating. Prepare a sheet pan with parchment paper, set the tilapia and bake in the oven at 350 degrees. The tilapia should take no more than 15-20 minutes to cook; it should be golden brown and cooked through. Usually the crust doesn’t get the same color as you would by frying it, but this white fish still absorbs flavor very well. For more great cooking demonstration videos, subscribe to the LearnToCookOnline YouTube channel.

Panko Oven Baked Tilapia Recipe:

1 pound tilapia fillets
1/3 cup of cornstarch
1/2 tsp paprika
1/4 tsp turmeric
1 large egg
¼ cup milk
1 1/4 cups Panko Bread Crumbs

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
2. Mix cornstarch, turmeric and paprika in a shallow bowl. Whisk the egg and milk in another shallow bowl. Spread the Panko in a third shallow bowl.
3. Dip tilapia in the cornstarch. Take the now cornstarched piece and put in the egg, then press into Panko crumbs enough to adhere. Lay on baking sheet. Repeat with the remainder of the tilapia.
4. Bake fish on lower rack for 15 – 20 minutes, until internal temperature of at least 165F. This should make it fork tender and cooked through.

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  1. I don’t know who you have proof reading, or if anyone before posting,… But, your recipe reads to mix flour, turmeric and paprika…and the recipe doesn’t call for flour but cornstarch. So, for those of us that want to make this, WHICH ingredient is be used anyway….? Thanks!

  2. We love Tilapia – I will try this recipe. I fix it very similar – But I dip my Tilapia in Ranch Buttermilk Salad Dressing thinned down by adding Robusto Italian Salad dressing and then rolling in Panko crumbs, which I have seasoned up with several spices from our kitchen cabinet. (Like the Italian Panko – however the sodium count is out of sight.)Then I bake it for 15-20 minutes at 350 degrees.