Monday, November 3, 2014

Parmesan Tossed Tilapia

One of our favorite ways to eat fish is to toss it with an easy mixture of cheese, spices, and lemon.
I recently baked tilapia, but you could use this method on any fish- or even chicken!

You will need:
Parmesan cheese {grated in a bag- not the sprinkle pizza kind!}
lemon juice
olive oil
garlic powder
Italian seasonings 
bread crumbs {or Ritz Crackers!}
and 4-5 thawed tilapia fillets

Toss in 1/4 cup of bread crumbs in a bowl.
If you don't want to use breadcrumbs, we also like crushed Ritz crackers in the same measurement.

Have your sous chef {grin!} toss in 1 tsp. of garlic powder

Also add 1/4 cup of the cheese and 1 tablespoon of Italian seasoning.
Mix with a spoon until completely stirred through.

Measure 1 tbs. of lemon juice and pour into a deep plate.

Turn your oven on to 425 degrees and spray a foil lined pan with nonstick liberally. 

Set up an assembly line:
fish to lemon plate to Parmesan cheese mixture
{I have no idea what pose Harbor is striking here?! Ha!}

Coat both sides of the raw fish in the lemon juice

and then toss in the seasoning mixture.
I just use clean hands to coat the fish with the seasonings and cheese.

Place on your baking sheet.
If I have any left over seasoning, I pile it up on the fish!

Use your oil to drizzle a thin line down the center of each piece of fish.

Cover with foil and bake for 20 minutes or until white and flaky when cut with a fork.

Enlist help if you encounter hungry children.
Especially hungry fussing children.

Not that I know anything at all about that subject.

After 20 minutes, check your fish with a fork.
You should have a nice thick, zesty crust and a tender inside.

So good, y'all. 

Plate it up!

If you're like me and have multiple plates to prepare,
 plate the fish first and give it time to rest while you get your sides out.
I like to serve ours with steamed veggies or a salad.

This is one of the meals I can always count on my bigger boys to eat- and eat well.
We never have leftovers.

The zest of the lemon and garlic with the Parmesan cheese crust are like a party.
A perfectly planned party with all the right guests.
: ) 

And the best part of cleaning your plate in November?

Eating your October Halloween stash of candy for dessert!

{I've added this recipe to my recipe tab up top!}

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