I don't know if I've ever said this, but I am a HUGE sushi fan. I seriously could eat that and mac and cheese for the rest of my life and not crave another thing. (ok, I'd have to include chocolate in there too) I have, however, met a man who does not like it at all, so I don't frequently go out for it. One of the things I love the most about sushi...the wasabi. Crazy, probably, but I love that spicy little bite it brings to the meal. That really strong, eye watering split second of heat is invigorating. It just adds something to the whole sushi experience.
What better way to bring that home in a way both Chris and I could enjoy, than with our beloved tilapia. And with the added wasabi soy sauce to compliment it, it was hard not to close my eyes and pretend I was enjoying a rainbow roll!
Crunchy Wasabi Crusted Tilapia with Wasabi Soy Sauce
Created by Jenn's Food Journey
- Serves 2 -
2 large tilapia fillets
2 Tablespoons mayonnaise
1 1/2 teaspoons wasabi paste
1/4 cup panko (Japanese bread crumbs)
For the sauce -
2 teaspoons wasabi paste
3 Tablespoons low sodium soy sauce
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Spray a baking dish with non-stick cooking spray. Rinse fish and pat dry. Place in prepared baking dish. In a small bowl, mix together the mayo and 1 1/2 teaspoon wasabi paste until well combined. Spread the mixture evenly over the top of each piece of fish. Sprinkle with panko. Place in oven and bake 12-15 minutes or until the fish flakes evenly with a fork.
While the fish is baking, make the sauce: In a small, shallow dish, add the wasabi paste. Slowly stir in the soy sauce until well combined. Serve along side fish. Enjoy!
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