As I’ve said before, I am always looking for ways to incorporate more fish into my diet. I know it is healthier but I just really don’t care for it all that much. That means my fish recipes MUST pack a punch.
This tilapia is made from ingredients I almost always have on hand. So it is an easy, go-to, recipe on a busy night.
Crouton Encrusted Tilapia
Time: 15 minutes
1/2 of a handful of Parmesan-garlic flavored salad croutons
2 tilapia fillets, thawed
1/4 c. Parmesan cheese, shredded
1/8 tsp. cayenne
1 tbsp. butter, melted
In a food processor, chopper, or blender, pulse croutons until they become fine like breadcrumbs. Add cheese and cayenne and pulse again to mix everything together.
Blot tilapia with a paper towel to dry it off a little. Coat both sides of the fillets with melted butter then with crouton mixture.
Preheat oven to 400°. Put breaded fillets in the fridge for a few minutes, while the oven preheats. Place fillets on a greased roasting pan or wire rack placed on top of a cookie sheet or baking dish.
Bake 12-15 minutes, or until fish flakes easily with a fork. Yum!
– Try using chicken instead of fish.
– You can use regular or other flavored croutons if you want.