I really liked the fish in this recipe. 1/2 c. flour was way too much. Next time I would start with half as much and add more if needed. That said, it was one of the best preps for tilapia i've done with CL. The polenta wasn't a hit with my family. I only had dried oregano, so that may have been a factor. The Warm Spinach salad was really good and I will make that again.
Oven-Fried Tilapia with Cheesy Polenta
LDombeck Posted: 11/19/13
JLBrooks321 Posted: 08/06/14
Maybe my palate isn't advanced enough for this dish, but I did not care for the coating on the dish. I'm not sure if it was the sage or the celery seed, but it just didn't sit well with me. As for the polenta, I would have cut the oregano in half, but still found them to be pretty good. The two together is just strange. I probably will not make this again, but if I did I would cut the oregano down to two teaspoons and find a different breading for the fish.
magyargirl Posted: 11/05/13
I only made the fish, and served with couscous and mixed veggies. The fish was delicious, the coating was tasty and crisp for oven fried. The timing was perfect, will definitely make this again. Next time I will try the warm spinach salad.
steponme Posted: 10/18/13
I wasn't crazy about the spices in the panko coating (may have been the combo of celery seed & sage on fish); just my personal taste. Also, felt 2 tablespoons of fresh oregano (maybe a misprint & should say teaspoons?) was way too much in the grits; the oregano was overpowering. Served with CL Wilted Spinach. Definately would need to play around with the spices if I make this one again. Note: Watch the panko closely; it browns quickly (almost ruined mine).
LauraD318 Posted: 03/16/14
Crispy and tasty. I've made this a few times now and the family really likes it. The polenta is really good too.
cecdkc Posted: 11/26/13
My whole family loves this: I've made it three times in the last month! I used a slightly heavier hand with the herbs to boost the flavor, but the fish and the polenta are delicious. This is a keeper!