A lighter alternative to fried fish, this oven baked tortilla-crusted tilapia is just the thing for busy weeknights and picky eaters!
I have a serious case of the Mondays this morning. The husband and I just flew back in from Vegas yesterday and I think my body is still punishing me for overindulging. I woke up late and in a grumpy mood only to find that we have nothing but curry paste and harissa in our fridge so I can’t make breakfast. The milk is expired so I had to drink my caffeine straight-up.
I put on my slippers and logged on to write this post but I got distracted reading the comments on Friday’s post about inheriting my dad’s old house. So many of you are wonderfully supportive! It really warmed my heart to see such an overwhelmingly positive response to sharing such a personal story.
Of course, this is the internet, so there were a few comments that weren’t as wonderful. Some questioned my decision to update my dad’s home before my husband and I move in, believing it to be an insult to what my dad worked for and the beautiful home that he built.
Maybe this is a generational thing, but I don’t see what is wrong with wanting to take something that is old and update it to make it beautiful. We’re not changing the floor plan or the layout of the home, and I think that putting in new carpet and taking down wallpaper after 30 years seems like a pretty normal thing to do.
My dad was a very heavy smoker and just about everything in the house is tainted by that habit. Yes, we’re gutting the entire kitchen. I spend the vast majority of my time in the kitchen and I have the opportunity to design a kitchen that works for me in terms of functionality (I am 5’11” and can’t wait to have higher kitchen counters that don’t hurt my back!) and aesthetics (I think oak cabinets are old fashioned, so sue me).
Alright, enough of me defending my decisions; let’s move on to the food, shall we?
Today I’m sharing a recipe that I made right before our trip to Vegas: Oven Baked Tortilla-Crusted Tilapia. This recipe is part of my 30-Minute Monday series and comes together in a snap.
Just preheat your oven, add some spices to some crushed tortilla chips, and coat your fish. Bake until you reach flaky perfection and dig in!
A fresh squeeze of lime juice is just the thing to brighten up this savory dinner. Serve with a simple salad topped with salsa for a guilt-free speedy supper.
Here’s What You’ll Need:
Pie plates or shallow dishes (3)
Baking sheet (1)
Spatula or fish turner (1)
Here’s the Recipe!
- 3/4 cup crushed tortilla chips
- 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
- 2 Tilapia fillets
- 1 egg white
- 3 tablespoons flour
- Lime wedges for serving
- Preheat your oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Combine the chips and seasonings in a pie plate or other shallow dish.
- Place the egg white in a separate shallow dish, and the flour in a third shallow dish.
- Pat the fish dry and dredge through the flour, shaking off any excess, then through the egg white and the chips.
- Place on a foil lined baking sheet and place in the preheated oven for 10-14 minutes, until the fish is opaque and flakes easily with a fork.
- Serve with lime wedges for squeezing.
Nutrition InformationYield 2 Serving Size 1
Amount Per ServingCalories 339 Total Fat 7g Saturated Fat 2g Trans Fat 0g Unsaturated Fat 5g Cholesterol 97mg Sodium 164mg Carbohydrates 21g Fiber 2g Sugar 1g Protein 49g