Success with Tilapia! I like Tilapia. Frankly, it's probably one of my favorite white fish. However, there a only a few recipies that I like to do at home that are reliable. This past Friday night, I was tired and impatient and wanted to try something more risky and it was perfect. Here we go.. adapt as necessary: Take three filet of Tilapia of good size (total of about 1lbs).