My latest cooking adventure is Low Carb Lemon Pepper Tilapia. Let me start out by saying…YUM!! This recipe was SO delicious! I wanted to lick the plate clean….but I held myself back and remembered my manners.
I used the following ingredients for the Lemon Pepper Tilapia:
4 Tilapia filets
4 Tbsp of lemon zest (the zest of about 8 lemons)
1 Tbsp + 2 tsp of fresh ground black pepper (I used a medium grind setting)
1 tsp salt (I used a medium grind setting)
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp celery seed
Combine all of the ingredients except the tilapia. Heat 1 Tbsp of oil over medium-high heat. Liberally season the tilapia on one side with the lemon pepper mixture and press the seasoning into the tilapia so that it sticks when cooking. Sear the tilapia, seasoned side down, for 2-3 minutes. Season the other side of the tilapia with the lemon pepper and flip to sear the other side, for 2-3 minutes or until cooked through.
DONE!! Enjoy this heavenly tilapia!!
Net Carb Count*:
Lemon Pepper Tilapia: 7 net carbs (for the entire recipe–a little less than 2 net carbs per tilapia fillet)
*Note carb counts are estimated based on the products I used. Check nutrition labels for accurate carb counts.
Comments: I thought this recipe would be good, but it turned out WAY better than I expected. I used freshly ground black pepper and ground sea salt. If you use a fine grind setting for your salt and pepper you may have to adjust the measurements. Also, be sure to press the lemon pepper mixture into the tilapia so it doesn’t fall off when you are placing it in the pan or flipping it.
Wondering what to do with all of those lemons you have leftover? Make low carb lemonade! You know what they say: “When life hands you lemons…make [low carb] lemonade!
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