Pecan-Crusted Tilapia with Lemony Fennel-Arugula Salad

crispy tilapia, pecans, lemon dressing, fennel, arugula, feta

1707 Past Meals

Serves: 2 Servings | Time to Table: 20 Minutes | Calories: 443 | Category: Low-Calorie, Low-Carb, Pescatarian | Allergens: Contains Fish (Tilapia), Milk (Feta), + Tree Nuts (Pecans). Processed in a facility that contains Shellfish, Peanuts, Milk, Eggs, Soy, Tree Nuts and Wheat. | Excellent Source of: Protein | Good Source of: Vitamin A


  • - Baking Tray
  • - Chef's Knife
  • - Medium Mixing Bowl
  • - Shallow Mixing Bowl
  • - Whisk

What You Need:

  • - Aluminum Foil
  • - Coarsely Ground Black Pepper
  • - Kosher Salt or Flake Sea Salt
  • - Non-Stick Vegetable Oil Spray
  • - Olive Oil

What We Send:

  • - Arugula
  • - Black Olives
  • - Dijon Mustard
  • - Fennel Root
  • - Feta Cheese
  • - Lemon
  • - Pecan Pieces
  • - Tilapia Filets

Wine Pairings by @grapefriend

A Gruner Veltliner is a dry, zesty white from Austria that will go well with the tilapia but also has a touch of white pepper that will be an incredible match for the arugula.

Beer Pairings

Nothing compliments fennel like the herbal characteristics of an English IPA.

TK Table Talk:

Do you clean as you cook or at the end?

What To Do:

1. Preheat oven to 425°F. Line a baking tray with foil and coat with non-stick cooking spray.

Pecan-Crusted Tilapia with Lemony Fennel-Arugula Salad - Step 1

2. Prepare Fish: Chop pecans until they are coarsely ground and place in a shallow dish. Dry fish well with a paper towel. Spread the top of the fish with ½ of the Dijon; sprinkle with ¼ teaspoon each salt and pepper.

Pecan-Crusted Tilapia with Lemony Fennel-Arugula Salad - Step 2

3. Coat Fish: Roll the coated side of each piece of fish in the pecans, and press to adhere.

Pecan-Crusted Tilapia with Lemony Fennel-Arugula Salad - Step 3

4. Cook Fish: Place fish on prepared baking pan (nut side up). Bake until flesh of fish is white and flakes easily with a fork (about 12 minutes).

Pecan-Crusted Tilapia with Lemony Fennel-Arugula Salad - Step 4

5. Make Salad: Cut lemon in half, then cut one of the halves into quarters. Squeeze the juice of the half lemon into a medium mixing bowl; whisk in remaining Dijon, 2 tablespoons olive oil, teaspoon salt, and teaspoon pepper. Add fennel, arugula, crumbled feta and olives. Toss gently to coat.

To Serve: Serve tilapia with salad and lemon wedges on the side.

Pro Tip:

Get the most juice out of the lemon by rolling it on the countertop while pressing with the palm of your hand.

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