This is my go to recipe for tilapia - a nice quick weekday meal. I quite like the crust but I cook my fillets in a cast iron pan with just a small amount of oil. The lime butter is a great addition!
Cornmeal Crusted Tilapia Sandwiches with Lime Butter
Plate with grapes and coleslaw for a weeknight supper.
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- Calories: 345
- Calories from fat: 26%
- Fat: 9.9g
- Saturated fat: 4.6g
- Monounsaturated fat: 2.3g
- Polyunsaturated fat: 1g
- Protein: 39.2g
- Carbohydrate: 26.3g
- Fiber: 2g
- Cholesterol: 100mg
- Iron: 2.6mg
- Sodium: 708mg
- Calcium: 68mg
- 3 tablespoons yellow cornmeal
- 1 tablespoon chili powder
- 1 teaspoon ground cumin
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon ground coriander
- 1/8 teaspoon ground red pepper
- 4 (6-ounce) tilapia fillets
- Cooking spray
- 2 tablespoons butter, softened
- 1 teaspoon grated lime rind
- 1/2 teaspoon fresh lime juice
- 4 (1 1/2-ounce) French bread rolls, toasted
- 4 (1/4-inch-thick) slices tomato
- 1 cup shredded red leaf lettuce
- 1. Preheat broiler.
- 2. Combine the first 6 ingredients in a shallow dish. Coat both sides of fish with cooking spray. Dredge fish in cornmeal mixture.
- 3. Place fish on a broiler pan coated with cooking spray. Broil 10 minutes or until fish flakes easily with a fork or until desired degree of doneness.
- 4. Combine butter, rind, and juice in a small bowl; stir well.
- 5. Spread 1 1/2 teaspoons butter mixture over cut side of each of 4 roll tops. Place 1 fillet, 1 tomato slice, and 1/4 cup lettuce on each of 4 roll bottoms. Place top halves of rolls on sandwiches.
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