Friday, October 23, 2009

Fish Tales

You know how when people go fishing and catch some amazing sized fish, every time they tell the story the fish gets bigger? Well, you'd think that's what happened with this piece of tilapia when I tell you that it was the size of my entire pan...but it's not! It really was! Now this is obviously a toaster oven pan, but still! This fish was good for about three meals (really 2.5 but well paired made three). I wanted to do something a little different from what I usually do with tilapia, so I pulled out the Panko bread crumbs I found at Big Lots and thought. What could I use to bind the crumbs to the fish? I didn't really want to use egg...mayo! I pulled out my mayo (which is fake stuff, the fat free kind...I know, I know!). Just season your fish, spread some mayo on it and sprinkle with panko crumbs. For some color, which I didn't even think about but my friend Sarah suggested, spray the crumbs with Pam or even a bit of butter. In a 425 degree oven cook for 12 minutes or until the fish flakes. This is SOOO good and moist! Probably one of the best ways I've had tilapia.


The JR said...

Looks good and sounds quite healthy.


Abby said...

Panko at Big Lots! I think that says something positive about America!

And no problem with FF mayo. I use it to bake chicken, along with crushed cornflakes and honey. SO good. My husband requests it all the time.

I'd love that fish with some steamed beans on the side! Yum.

Dee Dee said...

Not about your post, but I thought I'd let you know that I did do a 20-min. workout last night and felt great! Thanks so much for the encouragement. I'm feeling like I'm coming down w/something right now so probably won't push it tonight - we'll see how I feel tomorrow!!