Pan Fried Tilapia on a Bed of Ramen

Tilapia is usually called “white fish” since it doesn’t really have a strong or distinct flavor. It lends itself well to sauces and seasonings.

Submitted By: Andrey G
Submitted From: Davis, CA, USA

    Ingredients (for 1 person, increase as needed)

  • 1 package ramen
  • 1 tilapia filet
  • lemon wedges (to taste)
  • flour
  • salt
  • black pepper
  • paprika
  • chili powder
  • Optional spices for ramen: thyme, basil, garlic powder, etc.
    (The whole thing takes about 10 min to prepare.)

  1. Heat oil in a frying pan (enough so that it is about 1/4 inch deep). Boil some water in a sauce pan (enough to cook the ramen).
  2. Mix the flour, salt, black pepper, paprika, and chili powder together on a paper towel.
  3. When the oil has heated, coat the tilapia in the flour mixture and place it in the oil. Cook each side for about 3 minutes (it should turn dark brown).
  4. Meanwhile, cook the ramen in the sauce pan. I like to add the ramen spice packet, as well as some thyme, basil, and garlic powder.
  5. When the ramen has finished, drain it and place it on a plate, and put the cooked fish on top.
  6. If you like lemon, take some wedges and squeeze them over the fish.