I Dream Of This Dinner

Last night, Jess made us my favorite dinner ever:


Almond Encrusted Tilapia!!

Jess used to make this all the time when we were roommates and it’s SO good. Crunchy, moist, delicious!!

I Dream Of This Dinner

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  • 1 C sliced almonds, divided in two parts
  • 1/4 C regular or whole wheat flour
  • 4 (6 oz) tilapia fillets
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 2 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 Tbsp. butter (optional)


1. Finely chop almonds (either by hand or with a food processor/blender) and combine half of them (1/2 C) with 1/4 C flour in a shallow bowl.


2. Sprinkle fish evenly with salt; dredge in almond mixture.


3. Add the olive oil (and butter, if using) to a large heavy skillet over medium heat; add fish and cook 4 minutes on each side or until golden brown. Remove fillets to a serving plate.


4. Add remaining 1/2 cup almonds to skillet and cook, stirring often, 1 minute or until golden brown. Remove almonds and sprinkle over fish. This is so amazing — the almonds get sooo toasty, crunchy, and delicious!


5. Enjoy!!! 035


We had an awesome day today — the open house at Bastyr University was great, and Jess, David, and I played in Seattle afterwards before coming back to the island, meeting one of their friends for dinner, and then going to see Avatar! If you haven’t seen it yet, you have to. It was seriously the most amazing movie I’ve ever seen. The 3D was really cool, the scenery was beautiful and so intricate, and the plot kept you engaged the entire 3 hours — which is saying a lot since I usually have a really hard time sitting still! Plus, the main guy was really hot ;)










I’m off to bed — airport in the morning and spending most of the day traveling back to DC! I’ll be back tomorrow with a recap my day today — more beautiful pictures for you all :)



  1. 1

    I love tilapia! Looks delicious!!

    Have a safe trip back!

  2. 2

    Oh my gosh does that look good! I bet you could easily do that with chicken too… yum! Hope you have a safe trip!

  3. 3

    Mmmm…looks amazing! Safe travels!

  4. 4

    So amazing! I love this tilapia dish. It’s awesome with a dijon sauce….just sayin’!

    Glad you are having an awesome time Anne. :)

  5. 5

    oh Yum! I need to try this recipe I buy Tilapia and never know what do with it, I usually just grill it with lemon but this looks much more appetizing!

  6. 6

    that looks SO good! I’ve had that in restaurants but never at home, I will have to try that!

  7. 7

    That tilapia is mouth watering!! It looks so buttery and delish.

  8. 8

    That dinner sounds great! I’ve heard of pecan salmon, I’m guessing it comes out about the same.

  9. 9

    That looks wonderful! I’m a vegetarian but I wonder if I could do a similar technique with tofu?

    It’s gross and rainy here in DC but hopefully it’s clear for your landing! Have a safe flight :)

    I bet you totally could using just the EVOO! If you try it let me know how it comes out! :) -Anne

  10. 10
    Adventurer says

    Sounds and looks delicious. What a great end to a great day. Safe travels!

  11. 11

    This looks really delicious! Thanks for the great recipe and instructions!

  12. 12

    I’ve been keeping this post as “unread” in my google reader for over a week now because it looked so good! I finally had the chance to make it tonight, and it was delicious!!! Yum!

    Aw yay I’m glad you enjoyed it!! I need to make it again already I’m thinking… :) -Anne

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