Prep 15 mins
Cook 15 mins
This recipe was published in the food section of The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Unfortunately, I can't give proper credit because after trying the recipe once, it went into our family favorites cookbook and I tossed the clipping. My kids all love it, and every guest who has tried it has asked me for the recipe. Note: The recipe calls for sesame sticks, which are a snack food, found in most grocery stores, health food stores and nut specialty shops. Please don't try using sesame seeds instead, as I suspect one reviewer has done, or your results may not be as wonderful. :o)
- 6 tilapia fillets
- 2 tablespoons tangy sweet mustard
- 2 tablespoons honey
- 1 tablespoon soy sauce
- 1 teaspoon sesame oil
- 2 cups sesame sticks
- Wash and pat dry tilapia.
- In shallow bowl, mix together mustard, honey, soy sauce, and sesame oil.
- Place sesame sticks in food processor and crush until it resembles coarse sand. Place in large shallow bowl.
- Brush each tilapia fillet on both sides with honey-mustard mixture, then coat with crushed sesame sticks.
- Place coated fish on a non-stick or lined baking tray and bake at 375 degrees for 15 minutes.
I made this for my husband, and he ate all three pieces of tilapia. He really liked the flavors (I added ginger and left off the sesame sticks because I couldn't find them) and thought it still felt light and healthy, but not too boring. I will definitely make this again for him, and I'll try to find the sesame sticks for next time!
We all really liked this fish. It had a really good flavor. The only thing is we were hoping it would be a little crispier. Other than that we loved it. My youngest son said "This is good. This is really, really good". That is a high compliment from him. Thanks for another great way to cook tilapia!
This was a very nice way to serve fish! My hubby is the fish-eater of our household and he gave it the thumbs-up and said he would like to have it again. I had to look around for the sesame sticks but finally found them in the salad-dressing area (where the melba toast and croutons were). This fish had a good flavor and I will make it again!