I actually cut back on the amount of spices as they looked excessive, but will add the full amount next time. This is a good, simple tilapia recipe, although the prep time ran longer than expected. I served this with the recommended potatoes and green beans, and added a crisp, slightly sweet white wine. The salsa recipe makes a lot (especially as my husband does not eat salsa) but I've found that it comes in handy for other uses, such as the Smoky Slow Cooker Chili recipe in the same issue.
Cornmeal-Crusted Tilapia with Tomatillo Salsa
detailaddict Posted: 02/22/09
carolfitz Posted: 11/01/10
Followed the magazine's speed-up suggestion & used Trader Joe's salsa verde. Nice, light fried fish. Served with black beans and chopped avocado, tomato, scallions, cilantro.
NHCnana Posted: 03/26/09
Wonderful, wonderful, wonderful! Has become a family favorite. It's also great for a dinner party....but you will have last minute cooking to do. The salsa is great with chicken and as a dip with chips
HBcookers Posted: 01/26/09
Easy, tasty, healthy, crunchy! Made the salsa as in the recipe and it was a little too hot when we 1st ate it, but it mellowed the next day. Would definitely make this again.
heckysue Posted: 01/14/09
This was one of the easiest, tastiest light recipes I have made in awhile. I didn't even make the tomatillo salsa (I used a bottled chipotle salsa instead and it was delicious). The crust was crispy with a great texture and using a nonstick skillet meant I hardly needed to use any oil. My husband also loved it, and how quick it was! Dinner was on the table in 15 minutes.
jennday1 Posted: 03/03/09
We fixed this and were not terribly impressed. The salsa was seriously lacking in flavor. The crust came off the fish too easily. For all the prep work, I expected more. Next time, we will use cornmeal w/black pepper for coating. I would add more garlic, lime juice and maybe a dash of habanero salsa for more taste. The roasted potatoes were a good complement as well as some steamed mixed veggies.
gemgirl42 Posted: 02/03/09
Fantastic recipe - easy and tasty! Cornmeal crust added nice touch to fish, especially with the homemade salsa. Will definitely make this again in the future for dinner guests!
NorthshoreGal Posted: 02/15/09
My husband is not fond of fish, but he liked this recipe. I'll certainly make it again and would consider serving it to guests. Maybe even my mother-in-law! I served it with green beans and sliced fresh fruit. Lemon meringue pie for dessert (so much for eating light!). Next time, I'll cut the amount of salsa in half. It tasted great, but made way too much.
Ktrokey Posted: 02/19/09
I can usually eat about 3 bites of fish, even tilapia and I am done for a couple of months. This recipe was so fantastic that I wanted 2nds! It takes a bit longer to cook the fish than stated though. Also, the salsa is great alone as well. We kept scooping it with chips and almost didn't have enough for dinner!
cathicooks Posted: 04/03/09
I didn't use salt and added the chili powder (and quite a bit more of it than suggested) directly to the cornmeal/ flour combo. It makes for a spicier fish. I agree with others that it needs to cook longer than suggested. I didn't use the salsa. The fish is great all on its own. I served with sweet potatoes and wilted spinach, steamed in a lime, orange, and olive oil vinagrette. I would serve to company but I also make it every couple of weeks.
promogal Posted: 09/12/11
Great taste & texture. I used bottled green salsa as I was in a time crunch - I've made it before with the homemade salsa & it's delicious. This is a keeper!