This almond crusted tilapia adds a
crunchy flavorful crust to spruce
up your next tilapia meal. Only 7
ingredients and 25 minutes and
you are ready to enjoy.
I wouldn’t say I’m a lover of “all” fish. Lobster, shrimp, and crab are my favorites but those are shell fish. When it comes to actual fish tilapia, mahi mahi and tuna are my favorites. I like my cooked fish to not have that real fishy flavor, but when it comes to raw fish I don’t mind it too much. Kind of strange huh?
So when it comes to cooked fish I either need it marinated in something, crusted or some sort of sauce. Tilapia is at the top of my list because its such a light and flaky fish. There’s so much you can make with tilapia too. Tacos, salads, fried, baked, grilled and the list goes on and on.
When it comes to breading I love panko bread crumbs. It is so crunchy compared to just plain bread crumbs. And as you know I love almonds especially the sliced ones. The sliced ones just taste so much better in my head rather than whole almonds.
So add these two together with a few seasonings and you have the perfect crust for your tilapia. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees and grease a glass casserole dish big enough to fit both pieces of tilapia.
Add all ingredients except the tilapia and egg into your food processor and press the chop or pulse button a few times. You’re not trying to make it into a powder, but mainly just to chop the almonds and panko bread crumbs up just a little bit.
Next take that mixture and layer it out on a regular dinner plate. Take your egg and whisk together in a small bowl. Now take your tilapia and dip it in the egg wash and coat each side evenly and then place in panko bread crumb mixture. Coat one side and then flip and coat the other side.
You should get a nice coat, but if you want the breading even thicker you can dip it quickly again in the egg wash and then again in the bread crumb mixture. Follow those steps for both pieces of fish and place in your grease casserole dish.
Cook in the oven 12-15 minutes until the fish as turned white inside. The crust should have a nice golden brown color.
Almond Crusted Tilapia
- 2 tilapia filets
- 1 cup panko bread crumbs
- 1/2 cup sliced almonds
- 1 egg
- 1/2 TSP Dried minced onion
- 1/4 TSP garlic powder
- 1/4 TSP cayenne pepper
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees and grease a glass casserole dish
- Take all ingredients except the tilapia and egg and add into a food processor and chop/pulse 3 or 4 times and then layer out on a regular dinner plate
- In a small bowl whisk the egg together
- Dip the tilapia in the egg wash and coat both sides evenly and then into the bread crumb mixture
- Make sure to coat both sides evenly with almond panko bread crumb mixture and put into glass casserole dish and cook for 12-15 mintues