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Almond-Crusted Tilapia

Photo: Oxmoor House
Prep time 5 mins
Cook time 6 mins
Yield 2 servings (serving size: 1 fillet)
Reminiscent of a restaurant-style fish amandine, this recipe easily doubles to serve a small dinner party. Almonds add such a rich, nutty flavor to the tilapia that even the pickiest eater will think it is delicious. Serve with green beans and Mashed Red Potatoes with Chives.Prep: 5 minutes; Cook: 6 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup whole natural almonds
  • 2 tablespoons dry breadcrumbs
  • 1 teaspoon salt-free garlic and herb seasoning blend (such as Mrs. Dash)
  • 1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 2 (6-ounce) tilapia fillets
  • Chopped fresh parsley (optional)

Nutrition Information

  • calories 367
  • caloriesfromfat 47 %
  • fat 19 g
  • satfat 2.1 g
  • monofat 10.6 g
  • polyfat 4.8 g
  • protein 38.9 g
  • carbohydrate 9.9 g
  • fiber 2.5 g
  • cholesterol 85 mg
  • iron 1.3 mg
  • sodium 321 mg
  • calcium 28 mg

How to Make It

  1. Place first 4 ingredients in a blender or food processor; process 45 seconds or until finely ground. Transfer crumb mixture to a shallow dish.

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  2. Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Brush mustard over both sides of fillets; dredge in crumb mixture. Add fish to pan; cook 3 minutes on each side or until fish flakes easily when tested with a fork or until desired degree of doneness. Sprinkle with parsley, if desired.

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