Bea's Spicy Fried Tilapia - Gluten Free

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"These spicy fish fillets are great with a side of fries or rice. I often serve these on a bun as a fish burger topped with my spicy tartar sauce. Either way you serve these, they are sure to please the spicy food lovers."

Original recipe yields 5 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (223.4 g)
  • Calories 304.3
  • Total Fat - 8.7 g
  • Saturated Fat - 1.3 g
  • Cholesterol - 68 mg
  • Sodium - 1681.4 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 20.5 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 3.1 g
  • Sugars - 1 g
  • Protein - 35.5 g
  • Calcium - 83.7 mg
  • Iron - 2.5 mg
  • Vitamin C - 0.6 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.3 mg

Step 1

Mix together the hot pickled pepper juice, olive oil, 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano and garlic cloves in a large re-sealable freezer bag.

Step 2

Add the fish and swish to coat; refrigerate for 2 hours turning after one hour.

Step 3

In another plastic bag, toss together the remaining ingredients, except for the vegetable oil.

Step 4

Remove the marinated fish pieces and toss in the flour mixture to coat.

Step 5

Heat the oil over medium-high heat and cook the coated fish pieces until cooked through, the time will vary depending on thickness of fish pieces, they will flake easily when poked with a fork.

Step 6


Tips & Variations

No special items needed.



Great fish -- used the pepper sauce from a jar of hot pickled jalapeños, used regular flour instead of the flour specified and skipped the hot pepper flakes and cayenne pepper. Very good fish -- it would have been more spicy if we used the pepper flakes and/or the cayenne pepper -- but we really enjoyed this fish as prepared. Thanks for sharing!

review by:
(28 Oct 2016)


Very tasty fish...I really enjoyed the touch of time I think I'll increase the cayenne pepper to add even more heat...made for "Bill Board" tag game...

review by:
(12 Apr 2016)


Yummy. Very crispy and flavorful. I'm planning on eating the leftovers in a sandwich.

review by:
(10 Apr 2015)