Easy Paleo Panfried Tilapia Fillets

Easy Paleo Panfried Tilapia Fillets

When I started to post the recipe for Paleo Panfried Tilapia Fillets I was reminded of a scene from Finding Nemo.

Fish are friends, not food.


Whatever, Nemo.

Fish happens to be a very yummy protein and full of wonderful things like Omega 3s. And as a bonus, I find it is something I can run to the store to pick up and prepare within minutes without needing to marinate for long.

Paleo Panfried Tilapia Fillets is a really easy dish to prepare and I can go from unwrapping the fish to eating it in under 10 minutes.

Tilapia fillets in the pan

Paleo Panfried Tilapia Fillets Ingredients:

  • Butter or Extra Virgin Olive Oil
    to grease pan
  • Fresh Tilapia (or other variety) fish fillets
  • Squeeze of lemon juice
  • Salt and pepper

Paleo Panfried Tilapia Fillets Directions:

  1. Wash and pat dry the fillets
  2. Squeeze lemon juice onto fillets and season with salt and pepper
  3. Heat up butter or oil in pan
  4. Fry fish about 3-4 minutes per side. The flesh should be firm to the touch. You can cut into the thickest part and check that it should not be translucent
  5. Serve as is with a simple balsamic dressing or this amazing Hollandaise sauce

This was for dinner tonight. Having seafood was a very nice change of pace for us.

Dress it up with some parsley and serve with a nice salad. I hope you enjoy it!

Paleo Panfried Tilapia Fillets with Hollandaise


  1. What’s covering the fish? What’s the yellow sauce.