Vietnamese Tilapia With Turmeric & Dill

2 1/4h
Prep Time
Cook Time
2h 10m
Ready In

"Use a cast iron skillet or stainless steel skillet, because you will want your skillet really hot. The marinade turns the fish a beautiful golden color!"

Original recipe yields 4 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (473.1 g)
  • Calories 548.6
  • Total Fat - 23 g
  • Saturated Fat - 4.2 g
  • Cholesterol - 169.1 mg
  • Sodium - 2808.5 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 23.4 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 4.5 g
  • Sugars - 6.1 g
  • Protein - 66 g
  • Calcium - 114.8 mg
  • Iron - 4.8 mg
  • Vitamin C - 58.2 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.4 mg

Step 1

Combine the first 8 ingredients in a large bowl, stirring with a whisk until smooth. Add the fish; toss to coat. Cover and chill for 2 hours.

Step 2

Remove the fish from the marinade. Discard marinade and solids. Combine fish and peanut oil in a bowl; toss to coat.

Step 3

Heat a large heavy skillet over high heat. Coat the pan with cooking spray. Add onion, 1/4 cup dill, and green onions; stir fry for 3 minutes. Add soy sauce and sugar; stir fry 1 minute. Arrange onion mixture on a platter.

Step 4

Return the pan to high heat. Add half the fish to the pan and cook 3 minutes. Turn fish over and cook 1 minute or until the fish flakes easily when tested with a fork.

Step 5

Place the fish on a platter over the onion mixture. Repeat the procedure with the remaining fish. Sprinkle with the remaining 1/4 cup dill and peanuts. Serve with lemon wedges.

Tips & Variations

  • Cooking spray



I love the concept of the sauteed onions being a base for the fish as it makes for a good combination. The fish came out tender and tasty and I loved the color! I don't think I'm a big fan of adding the dill to this dish, so next time I will leave it out, but that could be a personal thing. Thank you breezer for sharing!

review by:
(13 May 2017)