Doctor Oz brought the Kitchen Diva (Angela Medearis) onto the Dr Oz television show to teach us how to make healthy buttermilk recipes.  Buttermilk sounds unhealthy, and so I always assumed that you should avoid buttermilk while on a diet… I guess it is because of the word “butter” in buttermilk.  But there is no butter in buttermilk, and in fact there are live microorganisms in buttermilk, somewhat like yogurt, which makes buttermilk great for helping boost you immune system and for helping in the process of digestion.

Kitchen Diva’s Buttermilk Pecan Fish Recipe


6 to 8 (6-oz) tilapia fish filets (cod or catfish fillets also work well)

1 cup buttermilk (you can make a substitute by combining 1 tbsp of lemon juice or vinegar with 1 cup of milk. Stir and set aside for 5 minutes before proceeding with the rest of the recipe.)

1 large egg, slightly beaten

1 tbsp poultry seasoning, divided

1 tsp salt, divided

1 tsp ground black pepper, divided

½ tbsp hot sauce

1 ½ cups breadcrumbs or finely crushed cornflakes

1 cup ground pecans

1 tbsp paprika

¼ tsp cayenne pepper

3 tbsp vegetable oil


1.  Mix together the buttermilk, hot sauce, egg, 1/2 tsp of salt and pepper, and 1/2 TB of poultry seasoning.

2.  In a separate bowl, mix the breadcrumbs, pecans, paprika, and the rest of the poultry seasoning, pepper, salt and cayenne pepper.

3.  Dip each fish fillet in the buttermilk and then in the pecan breading.

4.  Cook the fish fillets in a non-stick pan over medium-high heat with a couple TB of oil.

5.  Cook each fish fillet for a few minutes per side, and then flip and cook the other side.

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