Brined Tilapia

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Great way to eliminate a fishy taste and give a nice flavor to the fish. This brine is made without sugar and is delicious with or without the addition of butter, cooking spray, or olive oil.

Preparation time: 35 minutes
Cooking time: 7 minutes

Serves: 2


2 5oz Tilapia filets (flash frozen from Costco work great)
3 Cups cold water
4 TBSP salt
Garlic powder to taste (optional)
1 large Ziplock bag
Butter, Cooking Spray, or Olive Oil (optional)
Fresh ground pepper to taste


1. Thaw Tilapia filets if frozen
2. Place salt and garlic powder inside Ziplock bag
3. Add water
4. Close Ziplock bag and shake brine mixture vigorously until salt is disolved
5. Place both Tilapia filets inside the bagged brine mixture
6. Seal bag most of the way, then gently squeeze out as much of the air as possible; seal bag completely
7. Place in refrigerator for approximately 30 minutes
8. After 30 minutes remove the brined fish
9. Spray a non-stick pan with Cooking Spray or place butter or olive oil in the pan (all optional). You can use a regular pan as well however the fish will stick without a grease added first.
10. Heat pan using medium high heat
11. Add fish filets
12. Sprinkle with pepper to taste
13. Cook on each side for approximately 3 - 4 minutes, possibly longer if filets are more than 1/2" thick
14. Remove and enjoy!!


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