Extreme Herbed Breaded Red Tilapia

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 15 mins

I came up with this recipe, because it always bothered me how breaded fish is rarely herbed. SO this recipe combines both, herbs and crunchiness :)

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. The fillets are usually big, so if they are start by cutting each in half.
  2. Mix the melted butter with the lemon juice in a bowl.
  3. Mix all the herbs in another bowl.
  4. Mix the bread crumbs and parmesan in a bowl.
  5. Coat the fillet with flour.
  6. Dip the fillet in the butter and lemon juice mixture first.
  7. Then season it with the herbs. DON'T coat it with the herbs, because then you won't taste anything but spice. So with your fingers, sprinkle the herbs onto the fish.
  8. After that dip the fillet into the egg white, coating them.
  9. Then press the fillet in the parmesan and bread crumb mixture.
  10. Repeat for all fillets.
  11. Put the thin strips (or grated) of Mozzarella on top of the fillets.
  12. Place them on a greased cooking tray, and cook for 10-12 minutes at 400 degrees F .
  13. Broil the fillets for 2 minutes to melt the Mozzarella.
  14. Serve immediately, and enjoy.
Most Helpful

Awesome recipe, I also did not use the mozzarella cheese and used white tilapia. Best tilapia i have ever tasted, and so simple to make.

Chef Adam #5 January 14, 2010

This is a great way to season tilapia. I also tried it without the cheese, and it was still tasty.

catlaugh12 February 04, 2008