Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Spicy Panko Tilapia

4-6 Tilapia Fillets, patted dry on paper towels
1 cup panko
1-2 tbsp. Louisiana Cajun Seasoning*
2 tsps. dry dill
1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
1 tbsp. chopped fresh chives
Fresh ground black pepper
3 tbsps. softened butter
1/2 butter patty for each fillet
1 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil

In a medium bowl, combine the panko, Louisiana Cajun seasoning and dry dill.  Add the softened butter until evenly distributed.  In a large cookie sheet sprinkle dry mixture on each fish fillet, both sides, press down.

Sprinkle on the black pepper.  Add a pat of butter to the top of each fillet then sprinkle on the parsley and chives.

Heat olive oil in pan and add the fish, top side up.  Cook for 7 minutes.

Gently flip over and cook for another 7 minutes or until fish is opaque in color and flaky.

Serve with your favorite sides.

Anytime I can use spicy Cajun seasoning, I will jump at it.  I love spicy food but not real real spicy.  My brother-in-law can eat a jalapeno and Sirachi seasoning on his food all at the same time!  Now that's spicy!  I'm not that daring.  Anyway, last Friday we had a delicious fish fry meal at one of our local country clubs.  As yummy as it was, we didn't mind having fish again a few days later.

Until next time . . .

 image courtesy of Foodspotting.com

This is the exact seasoning I used in this recipe


  1. Healthy too!
    Love the sidebar pic of the gated area..so pretty your new home!

    1. Yay! We really are trying but sometimes it is hard. Thank you :)

  2. Sounds and looks good.
    I wish I could get over my aversion to tilapia.
    I saw a documentary on it one time, and they highlighted the fact that tilapia is a bottom feeder, and eats other fishes poo.
    Good grief!! Probably all fish do that!!
    For now, I'm eating trout, and salmon. I need to get over my aversion to tilapia, so that I can add it to our menu.

    Smiles :)

    1. Oh no!! Bottom feeders!!?!! Eeeeewwww! This makes me very sad :( Well I would assume you can use trout but I'm not sure about salmon. Have a blessed weekend :)