Saturday, March 22, 2014

Almond Crusted Tilapia

The texture of the crunchy almonds mixed with the hint of brown sugar has the perfect amount of sweetness! 

  • 4 fillets Tilapia
  • 1 cup Almonds, Raw & Shelled
  • 1/2 cup Whole Wheat Flour
  • 1 Egg
  • 1 Tablespoon Water
  • 2 Tablespoons Brown Sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons Butter
  • 1/2 Lemon, Cut into wedges
  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees.  Line sheet pan with aluminum foil.  
  2. Rinse Tilapia Fillets and Dry with paper towel
  3. Pulse Almonds in food processor until it is the texture of cornmeal.  
  4. Prep dredging stations - Mix together Whole Wheat Flour with a little salt & pepper in one bowl/pan.  Whisk together Egg & Water in a second bowl/pan.  In a third bowl/pan, mix together Almonds and Brown Sugar.
  5. Melt Butter.
  6. Dip Tilapia into flour mixture, then egg wash, then into the almond crumbs.  Place onto sheet pan and brush both side with melted butter.
  7. Bake for 12 to 15 minutes until almonds are golden brown.
  8. Serve with steamed asparagus, green beans, or kale -- and enjoy!!


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