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    Lemon Crumb Tilapia

    Lemon Crumb Tilapia. Photo by Caroline Cooks

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    Total Time:

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    Cook Time:

    18 mins

    10 mins

    8 mins

    aviva's Note:

    A fast and easy recipe. Could use the recipe with other types of white fish also. The recipe came from my local grocery store with a few changes.

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    Ingredients:

    Servings:

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    • 12 ounces tilapia fillets, thawed
    • 1/4 cup Italian seasoned breadcrumbs
    • 2 tablespoons grated parmesan cheese (not the canned kind)
    • 1 teaspoon garlic salt
    • 1 teaspoon grated lemon, rind of
    • 3 tablespoons butter (divided)
    • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
    • 1 -2 tablespoon lemon juice (or use amount of juice from small lemon used above for lemon peel)

    Directions:

    1. 1
      Rinse fish and pat dry.
    2. 2
      Combine bread crumbs, parmesan cheese, garlic salt, and lemon peel on waxed paper.
    3. 3
      Melt 2 tablespoons butter.
    4. 4
      Dip fillets in melted butter.
    5. 5
      Coat fillet with crumb mixture.
    6. 6
      In nonstick skillet, melt remaining 1 tablespoon butter with oil over medium heat.
    7. 7
      Cook fillets for 2 to 4 minutes per side or until fish flakes easily.
    8. 8
      Sprinkle with lemon juice.
    9. 9
      When removing fish from skillet, use a spatula or the fish will fall apart.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on December 21, 2009

      55

      Wonderful recipe! My daughter even said it was "the best fish", and that is a huge compliment considering that she HATES fish with a passion. I did make a few changes though: I substituted olive oil for the veg. oil, Kraft Parm Plus Italian Topping Garlic Herb for the parmesan cheese, and garlic powder for the garlic salt. In Step 2, I added 1 tbsp of the lemon juice to the crumb mixture, and the zest of a whole lemon, and I did Step 8 (sprinkling the fish with the lemon juice) during the last minute of its cook time. We will definitely be using this recipe again repeatedly... Thank you!

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    • on July 25, 2011

      55

      This recipe was great and perfect for summer - no heating up the house with the oven! I implemented a lot of the changes others had suggested and it turned out wonderful. Changes included: 4 tablespoons cheese, peel of one whole lemon, only 2 T butter total, olive oil instead of vegetable oil, and garlic powder instead of garlic salt. It sounds like a lot of changes, but they are all minor, and your recipe was definitely a great inspiration! I didn't have any problem with the coating falling off. Thanks!!

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    • on May 21, 2011

      55

      We really, really liked this. I didn't like that my crumb didn't stick all that well, but I was fine with that. I make fish every other week, rotating with shrimp, and I'm always looking for a new recipe. Hubby will eat the same thing every week, as long as there's a new recipe.

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    Nutritional Facts for Lemon Crumb Tilapia

    Serving Size: 1 (152 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 2

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 462.4
     
    Calories from Fat 263
    56%
    Total Fat 29.2 g
    45%
    Saturated Fat 13.9 g
    69%
    Cholesterol 135.4 mg
    45%
    Sodium 581.9 mg
    24%
    Total Carbohydrate 12.3 g
    4%
    Dietary Fiber 1.0 g
    4%
    Sugars 1.1 g
    4%
    Protein 38.6 g
    77%

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