California Aquaculture Association

Recipe: Farm-Raised Almond Crusted Tilapia

Courtesy of NAA:


  • 4 U.S. farm-raised tilapia fillets
  • 2 lemons
  • 1 Tbsp. olive oil
  • ¼ t. salt
  • ¼ t. pepper, coarsely ground
  • ¼ cup almonds, sliced

Preheat oven to 425º. Grate one teaspoon of lemon peel and squeeze 1 Tablespoon of juice. Cut second lemon into wedges. Mix lemon peel, lemon juice, olive oil, salt, and pepper. Spray a 13X9 glass baking dish with non-stick spray. Lay tilapia on dish and drizzle with lemon mixture. Press almonds on top of fish. Bake for 15 minutes or until tilapia becomes opaque.