There is a lot of controversy over farm raised Tilapia. Especially ones raised in China and Taiwan where pollution is a problem and there are fewer regulations. Publix carries Tilapia from Thailand which could still be an issue with pollution. I would recommend buying from Whole Foods or ask your local fish purveyor where their Tilapia comes from. You’ll pay a little more but in my opinion it’s worth it to know you are not ingesting another countries pollution. We have enough here as it is!
Here is information from Whole Foods.
“Unlike conventional grocers who may source tilapia from any old place as long as the price is right, Whole Foods Market sources all seafood, including tilapia, according to our Quality Standards. In the case of tilapia, we source from just three supplier partners, all of whom have passed a third-party audit to ensure that they meet our rigorous quality standards.
Our primary supplier partner, Tropical Aquaculture Inc., brings us tilapia from Santa Priscila, located in beautiful Ecuador. Santa Priscila practices polyculture by raising shrimp and tilapia together in the same ponds. This helps reduce waste and water pollution, as tilapia consume feed that the shrimp leave behind and help get rid of organic matter that otherwise could end up in the environment. The farm also re-circulates its water, which further helps to protect water quality surrounding the farm.”
Use one hand for the egg wash and one hand for the dry mix
Place on a cookie tray lined with foil and cooking spray
The filets should have a nice brown color. Be careful not to burn them!