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Friday, January 29, 2010

Tomato Walnut Tilapia

Oh yes, that's right.. more walnuts!  Last time I needed walnuts for a recipe, I had to buy a large bag of them, so now I'm trying to use them so they don't go to waste.  Did you know that you can store walnuts in the freezer and they will keep longer?  Good little tip if you happen to have more then you actually need for a recipe.

So I have made this recipe before and loved it.  It's crunchy and light and amazingly simple.  What's that you say?  You say you still won't give fish a chance?  Well then, go ahead and use chicken instead.  Don't you love how most of these recipes will work for fish AND chicken?  I do that for my aunts.. they are not fish fans :)

Tomato Walnut Tilapia
Adapted from Taste of Home
4 Tilapia fillets (about 4 oz each)
salt and pepper
lemon juice
1 small tomato, thinly sliced (enough slices to cover each fillet)
1/2 cup panko bread crumbs (you can use regular bread crumbs)
1/4 cup chopped walnuts
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1 Tablespoon lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon olive oil

Preheat oven to 400 degrees and prepare a baking dish with non stick cooking spray.

In a small bowl, combine the panko, walnuts, garlic powder, 1 Tbls lemon juice, and olive oil.  Set aside.

Place the fillets in the prepared dish.  Drizzle with lemon juice.  Season with salt and pepper.  Bake for 10 minutes.  Remove fish from oven and top the fillets with tomato slices and then cover with the panko mixture.  Set oven to broil and broil the fish for 2-3 minutes or until the topping is golden brown.  Enjoy!

(Nutritional information: 205 calories, 10g fat, 7g carbohydrates, 24g protein, 265mg sodium, 67mg cholesterol)

1 comment:

Debbie said...

Looks delicious and thanks for the tip about walnuts. I always have a bunch on hand for baking and never knew you could freeze them. I'll have to try that!