Thursday, July 12, 2012

Almond Crusted Tilapia Filets

Almond Crusted Tilapia and Okra Black-Eye Pea Salad
One of my New Year's resolutions this year was to eat more fish.  Before my husband and I had kids we would eat fish two or three times a week.  After awhile we really just do not want to even see fish much less eat it.  I guess you can get really sick of eating the same thing.  Maybe not pizza and chocolate, but definitely fish ;-)

Now that fish is appealing to us again we thought we would try this great recipe for Almond Crusted Tilapia.  This fish was to die for.  My kids asked for seconds and that almost never happens with fish.

Almond Crusted Tilapia

4 Tilapia Filets
3/4 Cup ground almonds
3/4 Cup shredded or grated parmesan cheese
2 eggs or 1/4 Cup egg substitute
1/4 Tsp garlic powder
1/4 Tsp pepper
1/4 Tsp salt
4 Tbsp whole wheat flour

Ground the almonds and the parmesan cheese in a food processor and place in a shallow bowl or plate, set aside.

Whisk together egg, garlic powder, pepper and salt.

Heat butter in skillet on medium until melted.

Press the filets into the flour, then the egg mixture and finally the almond mixture.

Add filets to the skillet and cook about 3-4 minutes on each side.  Reduce heat and cook an additional minute or two until fish begins to flake.

I served the fish with Okra Black-eye Pea Salad and Parmesan Kale Chips.  I will try and post the recipe for these sides as well today.  The entire meal was a huge success!