Does your family like fish? Unfortunately mine doesn’t. My husband will eat it if it has a mild, sweet flavor. I decided to hunt for a good baked tilapia recipe. I’ve eaten it before and it always has a mild flavor. I found this recipe in All You magazine, which happens to be one of my favorite magazines.
All tilapia is farm raised. It’s best to buy tilapia from the U.S. because it’s more eco- friendly. Grocery stores are required to label which country they came from and if it’s wild or farm raised. Fresh tilapia should smell like the ocean, not give off a fishy scent. It keeps well in the freezer for up to six months. Here is the recipe that I have come to love.
Crumb-Topped Baked Tilapia:
1/2 cup grated Parmesan
4 T unsalted butter at room temperature
3 T mayonnaise
2 t lemon juice
1/4 t dried basil
Salt and pepper
1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
5 round buttery crackers crushed ( or you could use whole wheat bread crumbs)
4 6 oz tilapia fillets
2 T olive oil
Place a rack 4 inches from heat source and preheat broiler to high. Line a rimmed baking sheet with foil: mist with cooking spray. In a small bowl stir together Parmesan, butter, mayonnaise, lemon juice, basil, 1/4 t pepper, garlic powder, and crushed crackers until thoroughly mixed. Place topping mix in freezer while preparing fish. Place fillets in a single layer on baking sheet. Drizzle with olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Broil until fish is opaque, 7 to 8 minutes. Remove from oven and spread cracker mixture evenly over fillets. Broil until topping is golden brown and edges of fillets are crispy, about 2 minutes. Enjoy!
What kind of fish do you like? I would love to hear from you! If you think this sounds like a tasty recipe please share. Thank you.