Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Parmmmmmesan Crusted Tilapia

A few weeks ago I tried a new recipe to spice up the Tilapia dinner we had planned, and it turned out great. We made it again tonight. In honor of Tasty Tuesday, I thought I'd share the recipe with all of you!

Parmesan Crusted Tilapia
You'll need:
  • 3-4 Tilapia filets (we get the Target brand frozen Tilapia)
  • 2 Teaspoons paprika
  • 1 Tablespoon parsley flakes
  • 3/4 cup freshly grated parmesan cheese (I've used romano before, too)
  • Olive oil
Here's how:

Preheat the oven to 400° and then start by grating the parmesan cheese.

Once grated, put the cheese in a small bowl, and add the parsley and paprika. I also add a dash of salt and pepper.

Mix it all together.

Then transfer the mixture to a plate or shallow dish. Line a baking sheet with tinfoil. Take each Tilapia filet and drizzle each side with just a little bit of olive oil. Then coat the filet by rolling each filet in the mixture.

Place the filets on the baking sheet and put in the oven for 10-12 minutes (this is almost always enough time, but you can tell when the fish is done when it flakes easily).

I of course failed to get a photo when they came out of the oven! But they look much like they did before, just a little darker.

I recommend serving it with a side of brown rice and a vegetable, but you can pair it with anything you'd like. You could easily cut the recipe in half or increase it depending on how many people you're feeding. We only eat one filet ecah, but like having leftovers for lunch. It's a great-tasting meal with low fat, high protein, and lots of flavor!


1 comment:

  1. This looks really yummy! I love white fish like tilapia and am always looking for new ways to prepare it--thanks for sharing!