One of the favorite fish today known for its good quality, cheap, easy and really interesting to prepare is Tilapia. This fish is very high in protein and low in saturated fats making it a recommended addition to a healthy diet. Seasoning tilapia doesn’t end in the kitchen but continues in the table where everyone gets the chance to tweak the flavors they want. The following breaded tilapia recipes are famous for its simplicity, affordability and deliciousness.
Baked Cheese-Breaded Tilapia
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• 2 pounds tilapia fillets
• 1 cup Italian seasoned breadcrumbs, or your favorite breadcrumbs
• 1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese, or your choice of cheese
• 3 teaspoons garlic powder
• 3 1/2 tablespoons lemon juice
• Salt for seasoning
• Black pepper, freshly ground
• Olive oil cooking spray, or your regular oil
Wash fresh tilapia fillets and pat dry, thaw if frozen. In a large plate, combine the breadcrumbs, cheese, half of the garlic powder and mix well. Put to one side. Add a dash of salt to the lemon juice and place mixture in a medium bowl. Dip fillets one at a time into the lemon juice then sprinkle with black pepper and garlic powder. Dip the fillet back into the lemon juice and repeat procedure.
Dredge fillet in the cheese and crumb mixture patting it all over to coat generously. Place breaded tilapia fillet in a baking dish that has been sprayed with cooking oil. Repeat the same thing with the rest of the fillets. Sprinkle remaining lemon juice over fillets and spray them lightly with olive oil. Bake at 425F for 20 minutes, or until the edges begin to brown. Serve with your favorite pasta salad or rice.
Fried Spicy Breaded Tilapia
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4 medium tilapia fillets
1 cup Italian seasoned breadcrumbs, or crumbs of your choice
2 tablespoons mayonnaise
2 teaspoons dry mustard
1/2 teaspoon cayenne
1 1/2 tablespoon garlic powder
1 tablespoon onion powder
1 tablespoon Old Bay seasoning
1/2 cup vegetable oil, for frying
1 tablespoon butter
Salt and pepper to taste
Prepare the fillets. In a mixing bowl, lightly beat the eggs with mayonnaise then set aside. Combine bread crumbs, mustard, cayenne, onion powder, garlic powder, Old Bay, salt and pepper in a large plate. Bring each fillet into the egg mixture then dredge through the breadcrumbs patting all over to coat properly.
In a heavy skillet, heat oil and butter over a medium-high heat. Fry the spicy breaded tilapia fillets for about 2 to 3 minutes per side, or until fish flakes easily with a fork. Serve alongside warm rice and your favorite greens.
Broiled Lemon and Herb Breaded Tilapia
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1 pound tilapia fillets
1 cup seasoned breadcrumbs
1/2 cup butter or margarine, melted
1/2 cup fresh or concentrated lemon juice, I use fresh
1tablespoon garden-fresh parsley, chopped finely
1/2 teaspoon paprika, I use hot
Wash tilapia fillets, pat dry and set aside. In a mixing bowl, melt butter or margarine then combine with lemon juice. Set aside. Put together breadcrumbs, chopped parsley and ¼ cup of the lemon-butter mixture, mixing well. Add the paprika.
Dip each fillet into the lemon-butter mixture and coat with the herb and breadcrumbs mixture from side to side. Let stand for a minute for coating to adhere. Brush lightly with remaining lemon-butter mixture then arrange in an oven-proof dish. Broil until the lemon and herb breaded tilapia fillets flake easily when poked with a fork. When done, top with the reserved breading mixture and broil again until the breaded topping turns creamy brown. Serve immediately with a classic salad.