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Tilapia Fish Recipes | Coconut Tilapia with Apricot Dipping Sauce

Here is a another Tilapia Fish Recipes that should fall under either the Baked Tilapia Fish Recipes or the Fried Tilapia Fish Recipes category on the left, but for the meantime, I will leave it as it is, as most of the recipes I find is either baked or fried. But what caught my attention to this specific Tilapia Fish Recipe is the use of Coconut in the ingredients. I grew up with a coconut tree next to our house. That’s why. And I was wondering what the apricot was doing in this recipe, because I only know apricot from this facial wash I’m using called apricot scrub, so I got curious what this apricot has to do with this tilapia fish recipes.

Without further ado, I present you…

Coconut Tilapia with Apricot Dipping Sauce


  • 1 cup flaked coconut, finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 1 tablespoon Creole seasoning
  • 4 (4 ounce) fillets tilapia
  • 1/2 cup cornstarch
  • 1 (4 ounce) carton egg substitute
  • 1/2 cup canola oil

Apricot Dipping Sauce

  • 1/2 cup apricot jam
  • 2 teaspoons brown mustard
  • 1 teaspoon prepared horseradish


  1. Toss the tilapia fish fillets with the cornstarch in a bowl and shake of the excess then dip the fillets in the egg substitute that is in a different bowl. Next is to coat the fillets in the mixture of coconut, flour and creole.

  2. Heat canola oil in a frying pan to a temperature of about 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Fry fillets one or two at a time on both sides until golden brown. (Baking the tilapia fish also works.)

  3. Remove to drain on a paper towel. Prepare the apricot dipping sauce by stirring together the jam, mustard, and horseradish in a small bowl. Serve the tilapia accompanied by the dipping sauce.