As I said in my original "crusted" tilapia idea, I’m fascinated with breading things in anything other then traditional breadcrumbs. I just think it’s fun to come up with new ideas for "bread-ings".
Tonight, I went with our good old friend oatmeal and paired it with flax seeds. I’ve been reading all the great health benefits and I love the nutty flavor so I thought, why not! I did a crazy spice mixture but you can add your favorites. I was going for a seasonal fish spice mix and i have to admit, I was pleasantly surprised at the result.
As for the family, I served it to husband and toddler without saying a word. I wanted to watch their reaction. They chomped away not even asking if it was a new recipe. I tried so hard not to ask the husband what he thought, but I literally could not help myself. Once his plate was empty I was like… "So?? Did you like it?" To which he responded… "yeah it was good. Why?" I should have left it alone considering his plate was empty. :~P Toddler ate most of one fillet as well! Of course.. he called it chicken! Because "it’s all just chicken to him". LMAO
- 1/2 cup oatmeal (40g)
- 2 tbsp whole flaxseeds (20g)
- 2 tbsp grated Parmesan cheese (10g)
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- 1 tsp onion powder
- 1 tsp paprika
- 1/2 tsp celery salt
- 1/4 tsp nutmeg
- Pinch of Kosher salt and pepper
- 1 pound of tilapia fillets (16oz about 4-6 fillets)
Preheat the broiler
Combine all ingredients except tilapia in a blender or food processor to make the breading.
Season the fish with salt & pepper. Dip the fillets in breading to coat. The fish is normally moist enough for the breading to stick without the use of egg.
Spray a cookie sheet lined with aluminum foil with non-stick cooking spray, Place fillets on sheet and spray tops with non-stick cooking spray.
Broil the fish for about 3-4 minutes a side.
The picture above shows how much of the breading I had leftover.
I served with a side of broccoli and Delicata Steak Fries (the husband had leftover mashed potatoes). The nutritional information in my estimate per fillet as you could use the breading to coat more, or less fish.
|Servings||Amt per Serving|
|3-6||1 breaded 4oz fillet|