Sunday, February 2, 2014

Almond Crusted Tilapia Recipe

Almond Crusted Tilapia Recipe

  • Tilapia – 4 fillets
  • Almonds – 1 cup (shortcut: buy 1¼ cup almond meal)
  • Flour – ½ cup (sub almond meal for gluten-free or paleo)
  • Egg – 1
  • Water – 1 tbs.
  • Brown sugar – 2 tbs. (sub maple syrup for paleo)
  • Butter – 2 tbs. (sub ghee or coconut oil for paleo)
  • Lemons – ½, wedges

    1. Fish – Rinse and dry with paper towels
    2. Almonds – Pulse in a food processor until it becomes the texture of cornmeal or grits like the photo below. You can also use a blender, stick blender, mortar and pestle, or place almonds in a bag and crush with a rolling pin
    3. Dredging stations – Mix together flour and some salt & pepper in one bowl / pan. Whisk together egg and water in second bowl / pan. Mix together almonds with brown sugar and a dash of salt in a third bowl / pan
    1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Line a sheet pan with foil
    2. Melt butter by microwaving for 30 seconds
    3. Dip fish into the flour mixture, then egg wash, then into the almond crumbs. Place onto sheet pan and brush on both sides with melted butter
    4. Bake for 12 to 15 minutes until almonds are golden brown

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