Tilapia with Gremolata

Emily’s Rating Chris’s Rating
7.5 / 10 8 / 10

photo (2)There were a lot of highlights on our trip to Paris, but the market cooking class we went to was definitely one of them. We started the day at one of the famous produce markets in Paris, buying whatever looked fresh. We ended up with cod loin topped with gremolata. It was really easy to make and really fresh and tasty. So when we got back home and wanted something healthy, we decided to recreate this.


  • White fish fillets – I used tilapia
  • Equal parts minced Cilantro and Parsley (used about 1.5 tablespoons each)
  • ~3/4 cup shredded Parmesean
  • Juice from 1/2 lemon
  • ~3 tablespoons pine nuts, toasted and chopped
  • ~1 tablespoon of good olive oil


  • Combine all of the ingredients of gremolata in a bowl and stir together until combined
  • Brine fish in bowl with salt water for 10 minutes
  • Heat oven to 425 degrees
  • Take fish out of brine and dry with paper towels
  • Sprinkle fish with salt and pepper. Then sprinkle 1/8 teaspoon of sugar on one side of each fish fillet. This will help it develop a nice crispy edge
  • Heat a non-stick, oven-safe skillet over high heat with 1 tablespoon of vegetable oil
  • When oil is quite hot, put fish in, sugar-side down for 4 minutes
  • Flip fish very carefully and move to oven from 7-10 minutes until finished
  • Top with gremolata and serve
Dish Tilapia with Gremolata
Recipe Source We made this in our Paris market cooking class
Difficulty 3 / 10
Time to Complete 30 minutes
Sides Served Cumin-roasted Carrots
Lessons Learned This is easy and delicious
Any Recipe Deviations?
Make Again? Yep
Changes Next Time?
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