For some reason I’ve been on a fish kick this week. I picked up the individually packaged frozen tilapia fillets from Publix and they make eating fish so convenient! While I would prefer fresh fish, the frozen tastes great, and it doesn’t go bad sitting in my fridge waiting for me to get around to cooking it! They thaw really quickly and make a wonderful and quick lunch.
I love a good crust on my fish, so here’s a really simple crust to make and store in the fridge for a quick dinner. You could use this for any type of fish but it works nicely with a light white fish. I made this for dinner on Saturday and stored the extra crust mix in the fridge for lunch on Monday. I also had leftover Tarragon Potatoes from Sunday Brunch which were delicious with the fish! You can find the recipe for the Tarragon Potatoes here.
I don’t measure this at all but I will try for your sake.
For 2 pieces of fish here’s what you need:
1/2 cup cornmeal
1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese
1 tsp Garlic Powder
Salt and Pepper
1 tsp Creole Seasoning like Tony Chatchere’s
1-2 Tbsp Butter or Margarine
1-2 Tbsp Olive Oil
Mix all the ingredients on a plate. Rinse the fillets and shake off the excess water. While they are still damp press them into the mix making sure to coat completely. Flip over and repeat on both sides. Cook in a non-stick skillet coated with an equal parts mixture of HOT butter and olive oil. You want enough to coat the entire bottom of the pan but it doesn’t have to cover the fish. Fry the fish until crisp, only about 4 minutes on each side. Tada! You just made delicious Parmesan Crusted Tilapia!
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