This Almond Crusted Tilapia is another one of our excellent recipes for a low carb diet. The almonds give the tilapia a nutty taste and crunchy texture that make it both delicious and filling. This recipe is extremely easy to prepare and the whole family will enjoy it. Serve it with some steamed spinach or broccoli for a well-rounded, fiber-rich meal that is perfect for individuals following diets and using medical weight loss pills to reach their ideal weight.
Tilapia is a high-quality source of complete protein, which means that it contains all the essential amino acids your body needs to build lean muscle mass. It’s also rich in omega-3 fatty acids, which boast anti-inflammatory properties and are important forbrain function and heart health. Tilapia is an excellent choice for those following diets and working with medical weight loss pills, because it’s naturally low in both fat and calories.
1 pound tilapia fillets
1 tsp extra virgin olive oil
1/2 cup slivered almonds, crushed
1⁄4 cup slivered almonds
1⁄4 cup whole wheat flour
3 cloves garlic, minced
2 tbsp fresh lemon juice
1/4 tsp dried basil
Freshly ground pepper and Kosher sea salt to taste
1/8 cup low fat butter, softened (optional)
Finely chop 1⁄2 cup almonds or blend them in a food processor. Mix them with the whole wheat flour in a bowl and combine well.
Season the tilapia with the lemon juice, kosher sea salt and freshly ground pepper. Immerse each filet in the almond and flour mixture until entirely covered.
Heat the extra virgin olive oil (with butter if you desire) heavy skillet over medium heat. Add the tilapia and cook for approximately four minutes on each side—the tilapia will be golden when it’s cooked thoroughly. Remove the tilapia and then add the 1/4 cup slivered almonds to the skillet and cook for an additional minute, stirring repeatedly. Sprinkled them over the tilapia and serve.