Friday, June 18, 2010

This Must Be Cheating! Pan-Fried Tilapia

Last night I made a variation of Commander Gundry's Pecan Fish (page 254 of Dr. Gundry's Diet Evolution). It was so delicious that it felt like cheating. I won't crave fish and chips now that I know I can make this yummy fried fish "breaded" with almond meal.

Four Servings

4 tilapia fillets
1 Cup almond meal
1 Tbsp Cajun seasoning, plus more for dusting
1 tsp each salt and pepper
1 egg
1 Cup unsweetened soymilk
2 - 3 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
1 lemon
Sprinkle of fresh sage

In a shallow bowl or baking dish, whisk together egg and milk. On a plate or in a shallow baking dish, combine almond meal, 1 tablespoon Cajun seasoning, salt and pepper. Set out fillets and sprinkle generously on both sides with more Cajun seasoning.
Set up an "assembly line" with the seasoned fish fillets, egg wash, almond meal mixture and an empty plate. One by one, dip a fillet in the egg wash coating both sides then dredge in the almond meal, doing your best to get an even coating and then place on the clean plate.
Once all your fillets are "breaded", generously coat a skillet with olive oil (approximately 2 - 3 tablespoons) and heat on medium high. Cook 2 to 3 minutes per side until the outside is golden and the interior is opaque. Sprinkle fillets with fresh thyme and serve with a wedge of lemon. I served the fish with mashed cauliflower, blended with about 2 cups of coarsely chopped fresh spinach... gotta get your greens in!


  1. we just got back from our honeymoon in italy where we went off the deep end with carbs but got right back on track with gundry when we got home. i can't wait to try this recipe out this week so thanks for posting!!!
    one question i do have is regarding cream in the coffee because it is seriously the only thing i miss from italy. not the fresh pasta, not the bread, not the cornettos for breakfast but the cream in the coffee. what if i got the heavy whipping cream from trader joe's and put a teaspoon of that in my coffee-it's better than half and half since it's all cream?!!! please tell me there is light at the end of the tunnel with this as i simply miss my coffee with just a little somein'somein' in it!!!

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  3. Jenni, I made the fish last night and it was so yummy. Also I made a tartar sauce with the following ingredients:
    plain yogurt
    rice vinegar
    minced onions
    minced garlic
    diced unsweetened pickles
    dash of stevia
    dijon mustard and
    I cant tell you the exact portions I just did it to taste and it was yummy, even Fiona liked it.

  4. That sounds delicious. I will have to try it!

  5. we made the Commander Gundry fish last night...i don't know if you've tried it his way with the pecan topping (with worstechire (sp?), thyme and lemon) but it is SO GOOD.

  6. Max isn't a big fan of nuts in dishes, so I haven't tried it yet. It sounds like I should.