Pangasius is a mild, flaky white fish that is growing in popularity. With a taste comparable to cod or tilapia, pangasius works well in a variety of preparations. In this article, I will instruct you how to cook pangasius fillets in 2 different ways.

1. How To Cook Pangasius Fish on Stove


  • 4 pangasius fillets (5-6 oz each)
  • 1⁄3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
  • 1⁄2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1⁄2 teaspoon paprika
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1 lemon, sliced in wedges for serving


Pat the pangasius fillets dry thoroughly with a paper towel and season them evenly with salt and pepper.

Mix together the flour, paprika, salt, and pepper in a shallow bowl. Dredge the fillets lightly in the flour mixture, coating both sides evenly while shaking off any excess.

In a large skillet, heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil and 2 tablespoons of butter over medium-high heat until very hot and shimmering. Add 2 of the coated fillets and fry for 2-3 minutes per side until lightly browned and flaky. Transfer to a plate and tent with foil to keep warm.

Repeat Step 3 to cook the remaining 2 fillets, wiping out the skillet and adding fresh oil/butter for the second batch.

To serve, plate the pan-fried pangasius fillets. Add another pat of butter over the hot fish along with a lemon wedge for squeezing fresh juice over to taste. Enjoy!

2. How To Cook Pangasius Fish in Oven


  • 4 skinless pangasius fillets (5-6 oz each)
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1⁄4 teaspoon paprika
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 lemon, sliced into wedges for serving


Preheat oven to 400°F. Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper or foil.

Pat the fish fillets completely dry with paper towels and arrange in a single layer on the baking sheet.

In a small bowl, whisk together the olive oil, lemon juice, oregano, paprika, and a pinch of salt and pepper.

Brush the oil mixture evenly over the tops of the fish fillets until well coated.

Bake for 10 to 12 minutes, or until fish flakes easily with a fork and is cooked through. Do not overcook.

To serve, use a thin metal spatula to transfer fillets to plates. Season with salt and pepper if desired. Garnish with lemon wedges.

Enjoy the ease of pan frying or oven baking healthy pangasius fillets quickly at home with bright, fresh flavors. Watch carefully to prevent overdrying the delicate meat.

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