Saturday, February 13, 2010

DINNER: Almond-Crusted Tilapia

Serving Size: 2-3

  • 1 cup almonds - cut into thin pieces
  • 1/4 cup bread crumbs
  • 2 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon ground bay leaves
  • 2 teaspoons celery salt
  • 1/2 tsp spice mix
    • ground black pepper
    • paprika
    • ground nutmeg
    • ground ginger
    • ground allspice
    • ground cloves
    • crushed red pepper flakes
    • ground cardamom
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 large egg 
  • 1 tbsp water
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 1.5 pounds tilapia filets
  • salt and pepper
  • Preheat the oven to 425°F. 
  • Lightly oil or coat a large baking sheet with nonstick cooking spray and set aside.
  • Combine the almonds, bread crumbs, brown sugar, spice mix, and salt in a shallow bowl. 
  • Beat egg and water in another bowl. 
  • Place the flour on a plate.
  • Season the fish with additional salt and pepper. To bread the fillets, coat both sides with flour and shake off excess. Dip in the egg and then coat evenly with the nut mixture.
  • Place each fillet on the baking sheet
  • Bake at 425 degree until for 15 minutes

1 comment:

  1. I made this recently and instead of using one cup of almonds, I used a mixture of sunflower seeds, walnuts, and almonds. Also, you may want to add some hot sauce when you are eating :)