Oven Baked Parmesan Crusted Tilapia

Oven Baked Parmesan Crusted Tilapia

One of the most popular ways to cook fish is to pan fry it. Though that is an awesome way to do it, I tend to bake my fish if I coat it with something so there is no hassle about flipping it and making sure the coated ingredients don’t fall off. This tilapia tastes perfect with a crunchy coating of breadcrumbs (HOMEMADE!) and melted cheese.
Oven Baked Parmesan Breaded Tilapia

Really nice fish does not need to be breaded, but with simpler fish, such as tilapia, I coat it with breadcrumbs and cheese to give it a crunchy, delicious, exterior. Oh, and of course, baking it in the oven is healthier than pan frying it because you use less oil!

I was inspired to make this by going to this awesome Greek restaurant in the neighborhood. When you enter, the tzatziki smell immediately hits you and and there are plants which have vines intertwined all over the ceiling, creating a very nature atmosphere.I usually order a starter for my main dish because, boy, their main dishes are enormous! The plate is literally twice as big as my head.Read More »

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Salmon en Croûte with Ancient Grains Granola

This is a stunning main course. I made this a long time ago, using Angela Nilsen’s method to substitute the fat pastry “croûte” with light filo pastry which tastes very good and looks absolutely amazing. And for a fully vegetarian version, replace the salmon with a mixture of mushrooms, aubergine, roasted peppers, and cooked chickpeas. Not kidding, it tastes super good!
Salmon en Croûte with Ancient Grains Granola

I added Kirkland Signature by Nature’s Path Organic Ancient Grains Granola with Almonds in the filling so it gives a sweet taste to the salmon. Kind of like maple syrup or brown sugar on the salmon. My dad, who has a sweet tooth, really liked it, but if you’re like my mom, who loves salty food, just add a bit more salt to the filling and don’t add the Ancient Grains Granola. (You can find the Ancient Grains Granola from Nature’s Path at Costco.)Salmon en Croûte with Ancient Grains Granola

This does take some time to make, but it is worth it. the salmon is moist, and the spinach filling is super delicious and works very well with the salmon. The filo pastry that wraps it is flaky, crunchy, and all in all, will make your taste buds dance in delight.Read More »