Baked Tilapia Fillets With Mustard-Pecan Crust

Baked Tilapia Fillets With Mustard-Pecan Crust

The Spruce / Kristina Vanni

Prep: 5 mins
Cook: 15 mins
Total: 20 mins
Servings: 4 to 6 servings
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
276 Calories
21g Fat
1g Carbs
21g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 4 to 6
Amount per serving
Calories 276
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 21g 27%
Saturated Fat 4g 22%
Cholesterol 56mg 19%
Sodium 444mg 19%
Total Carbohydrate 1g 0%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Total Sugars 0g
Protein 21g
Vitamin C 0mg 0%
Calcium 22mg 2%
Iron 1mg 5%
Potassium 326mg 7%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

It's hard to believe that so much flavor could come from so few ingredients! Not to mention the fact that the fish bakes in about 15 minutes. If you're looking for a delicious fish recipe for a satisfying everyday meal, this is an excellent choice.

For this recipe, mild, tasty tilapia is flavored with a Dijon mustard topping. The chopped pecans give the dish a nice crunch. To cut fat and calories, even more, use herbs in place of the pecans or use a reduced-fat mayonnaise.

Ingredients

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

    Baked Tilapia Fillets With Mustard-Pecan Crust ingredients

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  2. Preheat oven to 350 F. Lightly butter a large, shallow baking pan, such as a jelly roll pan.

    greased baking dish

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  3. In a small bowl, combine mayonnaise and mustard.

    combine the mayonnaise and mustard in a bowl

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  4. Using paper towels, pat fish lightly to dry.

    pat the fish dry with a paper towel

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  5. Arrange fish fillets in prepared pan.

    fish fillets on a greased baking sheet

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  6. Spread mayonnaise mixture over each fillet.

    mayonnaise mixture on top of fish fillets on a baking sheet

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  7. Sprinkle with chopped pecans; press down gently.

    pecans on top of the fish in the baking sheets

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  8. Bake for 12 to 15 minutes, until fish flakes easily with a fork.

    Baked Tilapia Fillets With Mustard-Pecan Crust on a baking sheet

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Tip

  • This is also a good choice if you're trying to lower your carb intake. And feel free to use haddock or pollock fillets in the recipe. Thicker fish fillets will take a bit longer in the oven. Serve with low carb cauliflower rice or mashed cauliflower. If you aren't lowering carbs, serve the fish with mashed or roasted potatoes.

Recipe Variation

  • Use another type of mild white fish in this recipe, such as pollock, haddock, cod, or catfish.