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Honey Soy Glazed Pan-fried Tilapia

Honey Soy Glazed Pan-fried Tilapia

A simple and delicious Asian-inspired fish recipe! Crispy tilapia drizzled with a sticky, oh-so-good honey soy glaze, topped with lots of chopped cilantro. 
4.5 from 4 votes
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American, asian
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 3 people
Calories: 340kcal
Author: MinShien


  • 1 lbs tilapia
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3 tbsp soy sauce
  • 3 tbsp mirin
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 1/2 tsp ginger powder
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • vegetable or canola oil
  • 2 tbsp chopped cilantro


  • Coat defrosted tilapia with flour on both sides
  • Heat 1-2 tbsp of oil in a large skillet under medium heat. When skillet is heated up, add tilapia to skillet and cook for about 3 minutes on each side, or until done. Set aside. Do not overlap tilapia when frying. Cook in two (or three) batches if needed.
  • In a small pot, bring to boil soy sauce, miring, honey, ginger powder and garlic powder. Once boil, continue to cook for ~4 minutes under medium heat, or until the sauce thickens slightly. Cook sauce until consistency is glaze-like.
    Honey Soy Glaze
  • Drizzle glaze onto fried tilapia. (See Note 1) Generously garnish tilapia with chopped cilantro.
  • Serve and enjoy!


Note 1: Glaze is thick and intensely flavored, so a little goes a long way. Adjust amount drizzled onto fish accordingly. May not need all of the glaze prepared.


Calories: 340kcal | Carbohydrates: 44g | Protein: 36g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 76mg | Sodium: 1216mg | Potassium: 547mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 16g | Vitamin A: 18IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 25mg | Iron: 3mg
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