I will admit, sometimes I come up with ideas in the kitchen and they don't turn out exactly how I had envisioned it... sometimes they don't turn out at all... but in this case... well, in this case, I hit the nail on the head so to speak. We had just a little over a handful of honey roasted peanuts left and I thought, I could totally use them for a crumb crust on chicken! Well, the idea was a great idea, but instead of chicken, I decided to try it on tilapia because I didn't know if I would have enough to cover both sides of a chicken breast. Honestly, I'm glad I went with the fish. Oh sure, it would be FANTASTIC baked on chicken - but this was simple and complimented the fish very well. Of course, I made a honey mustard sauce to go with it... you could always leave it out, but once again, why? If something so yummy can taste even better with a little sauce, why would you decide to leave it out? :) These are the things that keep me up at night! (well, not really, I sleep fairly well these days)
Hope you all have an amazing weekend! See you back here on Monday!
Honey Roasted Peanut Crusted Tilapia
Created by Jenn's Food Journey
- Serves 2 -
2 Tilapia fillets
3 Tablespoons honey roasted peanuts
2 Tablespoons panko bread crumbs
1 teaspoon mayonnaise
1/2 teaspoon Dijon mustard
Honey mustard sauce -
2 Tablespoons Dijon mustard
1 Tablespoon honey
2 Tablespoons mayonnaise
dash of Worcestershire sauce
Place the peanuts in a food processor and pulse until almost minced... you want it to be about the same size, maybe a little bigger, than the panko. Pour the peanuts into a shallow dish or bowl and add the panko; tossing to combine.
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Spray a baking dish with non-stick cooking spray; set aside.
In a small bowl, mix together all the ingredients for the honey mustard sauce. Cover and refrigerate until ready to use.
Rinse fillets and pat dry with a paper towel. Season both sides with salt and pepper and place in prepared baking dish. In a small bowl, mix together 1 teaspoon mayo and 1/2 teaspoon Dijon, until well combined. Spread evenly over the tops of each piece of fish. Now top each fish evenly with the peanut/panko mixture. Place in oven and bake for 15-20 minutes, or until the fish flakes easily with a fork. Serve with honey mustard sauce and enjoy!
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