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Homemade Macadamia Crusted Tilapia Recipe
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Homemade Macadamia Crusted Tilapia Recipe

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I ordered this entree at a restaurant on our first wedding anniversary. It was so delicious, I couldn't wait to re-create the recipe at home. Every time I make it, my husband and I recall a very special evening.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES:2 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES: 2 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped macadamia nuts
  • 1/4 cup dry bread crumbs
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 2 tilapia fillets (6 ounces each)
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1/4 cup Thai peanut sauce

Nutritional Facts

1 serving equals 461 calories, 30 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 181 mg cholesterol, 737 mg sodium, 10 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 40 g protein.

Directions

  1. Place flour and egg in separate shallow bowls. In another shallow bowl, combine the nuts, bread crumbs, cheese and garlic powder. Coat tilapia with flour, then dip in egg and coat with nut mixture.
  2. In a large skillet, cook fillets in oil over medium heat for 5-6 minutes on each side or until fish flakes easily with a fork. Serve with peanut sauce. Yield: 2 servings.
Originally published as Macadamia-Crusted Tilapia in Reminisce Extra July 2010, p59

Nutritional Facts

1 serving equals 461 calories, 30 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 181 mg cholesterol, 737 mg sodium, 10 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 40 g protein.

Light-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.

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Reviewed Nov. 26, 2011

Awesome and really good with ALL fish! The only down side is the price of the nuts.

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Reviewed Mar. 26, 2011

Don't buy macadamia nuts (too expensive) so I substituted almonds with good results. yum!

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