Almond-Crusted Tilapia

Photo: Ralph Anderson; Styling: Buffy Hargett

Photo: Ralph Anderson; Styling: Buffy Hargett

Ingredients

1 cup sliced almonds, divided
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
4 (6-oz.) tilapia fillets $
1/2 teaspoon salt $
2 tablespoons butter $
2 tablespoons olive oil $

Preparation

1. Process 1/2 cup almonds in a food processor until finely chopped, and combine with 1/4 cup flour in a shallow bowl.

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

3. Melt butter with olive oil in a large heavy skillet over medium heat; add fish, and cook 4 minutes on each side or until golden. Remove fillets to a serving plate.

4. Add remaining 1/2 cup almonds to skillet, and cook, stirring often, 1 minute or until golden. Remove almonds with a slotted spoon, and sprinkle over fish.

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