Baked breaded tilapia makes a deliciously simple meal and is better for your waistline than fried fish. Here's how to make it.
This baked breaded tilapia recipe is easy to make, but the seasonings in the breadcrumbs and the little dash of dijon mustard used to 'glue' them on makes it taste absolutely wonderful.
Ideal for dinner, served with
Garlic Rosemary Grilled Potatoes and this Quick, Easy Red Cabbage salad, this tilapia recipe takes just over half an hour from start to finish!
The recipe calls for panko breadcrumbs. If you have never used them before, you are in for a treat!
Panko breadcrumbs are Japanese in origin and made from white bread without the crusts.
They are very light and airy, so they don't tend to soak up as much grease as other types of breadcrumbs. This means that they stay nice and crispy for a lot longer than regular crumbs!
Most stores stock panko breadcrumbs these days as they have become so popular, but if you can't get any, just use regular or toasted breadcrumbs in their place.
Alternatively, you can replace them with something that has a similar texture - crushed melba toast works well.
Although this dish is great served just as it is, you might want to make a sauce to go with it.
A white (or béchamel) sauce is a good option and can really elevate the fish fillets in this recipe to a meal that's good enough to serve at a dinner party!
Small Batch Béchamel Sauce Recipe
2 tablespoons Butter
2 tablespoons All-Purpose Flour
1 1/4 cups Milk, hot
salt and freshly ground black pepper
In a heavy-bottomed pan, melt the butter and stir in the flour. Cook, stirring constantly, for 2 minutes until bubbly (be sure not to let it burn).
Slowly add the hot milk, stirring constantly, and bring to a boil.
Season to taste, then lower the heat and cook for a few more minutes.
Your sauce is now ready to serve!
May 07, 2021 Modified:
July 14, 2021 Author:
Amber Bracegirdle Source:
The Spruce Eats Cooking Method:
Fish, Baking, Baked, Dinners, Easy Dinners
Fish Recipes, Baking Recipes, Baked Recipes, Dinner Recipes, Easy Dinner Recipes
20 minutes Cook Time:
15 minutes Total Time:
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Servings Per Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 29
% Daily Value*
* Percent Daily Value are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
** Nutrition Facts are estimated based on ingredients and data provided by
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