Saturday, February 26, 2011

Quick Crispy Breaded Tilapia Recipe

You will need the following ingredients: 

 * 2 tilapia fillets 
 * extra virgin olive oil
 * 2 cloves of garlic, minced
 * 2 tomatoes , one sliced , one chopped
 * 1/2 cup heavy cream 
 * kosher salt 
 * black pepper 
 * 1/2 cup of flour 
 * 2 eggs, beaten 
 * 1/2 cup of shredded Parmesan cheese
 * 1/2 cup panko breadcrumbs
 * 1 teaspoon of garlic powder 
 * 1/2 sliced yellow onion 
 * bag of fresh spinach 

Rinse and pat dry the tilapia fillets. Your going to season both sides with kosher salt and black pepper. 

Take out 3 plates and prepare your battering mixture. The first plate will contain the flour.  The second plate will contain the beaten eggs. The final plate combine parmesan, panko breading, and garlic powder.

Dredge the seasoned tilapia in the flour. Shake off excess. Next dip in egg. The final layer add the parmesan panko mixture. 

Drizzle about 1 tablespoon of olive oil in a small saucepan over medium heat. Once olive oil is heated 
add garlic, sliced tomatoes, and heavy cream.  Allow mixture to cook for about 3-5 minutes. Reduce 
heat to low and allow sauce to simmer for 15 minutes. 

Next, heat 3-4 tablespons of olive oil in a large frying pan. Once oil is heated place your filet in the frying pan and cook for 10 minutes per side. Fish should be golden brown. 

When your fish is cooked carefully remove and allow the fish to rest on a plate of paper towels. 

Clean your frying pan or take out a new large pan. Drizzle the pan with about a tablespoon of olive oil. 
Add your onions and allow the onions to sauteed for about 2-3 mins. Once onions are ready add your spinach and sauteed for an additional 5-8 mins. until spinach has shriveled in size. 

In a small bowl add your chopped mango and tomatoes and mix well. 

Add your spinach mixture on a serving platter and lay your fish on top. Pour the garlic tomato sauce over the top. Add your mango tomato salsa on the side. Serve. Enjoy.  

Next episode .. How to make Easy Sushi Rolls :)