Recipe by MADISONLIBERTY
"This fish tastes so close to being fried without all the fat and calories!"
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dried bread crumbs
dried basil, crushed
As written, the coating seemed bland, so I tweaked it some (ok.. a lot, but the original recipe is still a great concept). After briefly soaking the fish in lemon-water, I dredged the fillets in a mix of 1/2 C flour, 1/4 C cornmeal, a few heaping tbs of grated Parm, ample cayenne and hefty dashes of dill, garlic powder, thyme and salt. Placed the fish in a broiler pan which was lined with crumpled foil, then misted the fillets with butter spray (no additional fat) to moisten the coating. Broiled for about 7-8 minutes and the coating browned nicely without drying out the fish. Thanks for a good 'starter' recipe!
This is a surprisingly fried-looking & crunchy fish. Here's what I did: 1/4t salt, two dashes black pepper, 1/8t cayenne pepper, 1/8t garlic powder, plain (as implied) breadcrumbs. After coating, I used nonstick spray & drizzled a little olive oil on, too. I don't know if it made any difference with baking, but when I coat fish (or anything else), if you refrigerate it 30 minutes or more, the coating will stay on better (when pan-frying). It still lacked "something." Next time, I'll try 1/2t salt, 1/4t red pepper, a couple dashes black & a little horseradish in with the egg whites. I'll let ya know ... :)
My husband and I really love this recipe. My favorite part is that it does taste fried and look at the nutrition facts... how can you go wrong? Someone mentioned the parmesan broiled recipe and that's fine, but it's also 13 grams of fat versus the 2 you have here. This is the favorite recipe we've found on this site. It's very quick and easy to make, although a little messy. It cooks well and is delicious in our book. We made it with the dijon glazed carrots and traditional mashed potatoe recipes also on this site. YUMMY!! Thanks!
I drizzled olive oil on a foil covered pan (for easy clean up) and a little olive oil on top. It was crisy and had a nice crust just like fried fish but without the calories and oil! I added a little old bay seasoning to the bread crumb/corn meal mixture rather than basil, but next time I'll use lemon pepper instead. My husband said it was better than any fish he'd ever eaten!
This is a very good recipe; it's really crunchy and healthy at the same time. I added a little bit more spices and herbs to the breadcrumbs mixture; little bit more oregano, basil, salt, black pepper, and some cajun. I also added some olive oil at the top of each tilapia as I read from one of the reviews, and it came out great. Thanks a lot for this recipe; I will definitely make it again.
My family loved this! My kids and husband are not seafood fans by any means. Tuna and frozen fish sticks is about as far as they go. But my kids said this recipe "tastes like fish sticks". And it's MUCH healthier for them. They had it with some homemade fat free tartar sauce.
I didn't have cornmeal, and used only Italian bread crumbs. I didn't use the basil either.
If I'd had a little lemon, I would have added some lemon juice after I baked it.
For those who found this to be bland, tilapia, by nature, is a very mild fish. You'll definitely have to add spices if you want this dish to have some punch.
Thank you for this recipe. It's a keeper!
This recipe was good - but for our taste I definitely had to add some additional seasoning to the breading. In addition to the basil I added garlic powder, onion powder, and ALOT of old bay seasoning. I drizzled with a little olive oil and baked for 9 minutes and then broiled for just for a minute or two to crisp the top. It was really quick and flavorful. I served with tartar sauce made with light mayo and malt vinegar.
WOW. This was (is) really good. (I'm eating it now.) On two filets I used Lawrys Season Salt and the other two I used Nature Seasonings Season Blend. Both are very good and I'm excited that my family can have that fried fish taste without the fat.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Crunchy Oven Fried Tilapia
Serving Size: 1/4 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 4
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 19
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