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Panco Crusted Tilapia with Tomato Basil Sauce 5

Panko Crusted Tilapia with Fresh Tomato Basil Sauce + Giveaway

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  • Author: Krista
  • Prep Time: 12 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 32 minutes
  • Yield: Serves 4
  • Category: Seafood
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: American


A seasoned Tilapia fillet lightly crusted with panko crumbs and topped off with a healthy fresh tomato basil sauce. This Panko Crusted Tilapia will become a family favorite!


  • 3 tablespoons avocado oil
  • 4 tilapia filets, about 1 1/2 lbs. total
  • 2 egg whites
  • 1/2 cup of gluten-free panko crumbs
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 pint of cherry tomatoes, halves
  • 1/2 cup of finely chopped basil
  • salt & pepper
  • 2 tablespoons capers, drained and rinsed


  1. Pat fish dry and season with salt and pepper.
  2. Next, add to 1/2 cup of panko to a bowl and egg whites to another bowl.
  3. Add the fish to the egg whites, then dredge it in the panko mixture. Lightly crust on both sides of the fish.
  4. Heat a large skillet to medium-high heat add 2 tablespoons of avocado oil to the pan and then the tilapia. Sear for 3-4 minutes per side remove from pan.
  5. Add the remaining avocado oil to the same skillet and immediately add garlic, saute for 30 seconds.
  6. Stir in cherry tomatoes and capers, Cook for 3-4 minutes, stirring throughout until tomatoes are soft.
  7. Add basil, stir one more time. Season with salt and pepper.
  8. Spoon tomato basil mixture over the fish and serve!