Macadamia Crusted Tilapia Recipe
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Macadamia Crusted Tilapia Recipe

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A refreshing pineapple salsa complements these crispy golden fillets. The colorful entree will make an impression with guests. I like to garnish each fillet with whole macadamia nuts. —Jennifer Fisher, Austin, Texas
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 15 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 15 min.
MAKES: 4 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 eggs
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1-3/4 cups macadamia nuts, finely chopped
  • 4 tilapia fillets (6 ounces each)
  • 1 tablespoon butter, melted
  • PINEAPPLE SALSA:
  • 1 cup cubed fresh pineapple
  • 1/4 cup chopped sweet red pepper
  • 3 tablespoons thinly sliced green onions
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and chopped
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon minced fresh gingerroot
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh cilantro

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 681 calories, 51 g fat (10 g saturated fat), 135 mg cholesterol, 233 mg sodium, 44 g carbohydrate, 6 g fiber, 19 g protein.

Directions

  1. In a shallow bowl, whisk eggs and cayenne. Place flour and macadamia nuts in separate shallow bowls. Coat tilapia with flour, then dip in egg mixture and coat with nuts.
  2. Place on a greased baking sheet; drizzle with butter. Bake at 375° for 15-20 minutes or until fish flakes easily with a fork.
  3. Meanwhile, in a small serving bowl, combine the pineapple, red pepper, onions, sugar, jalapeno, lime juice and ginger; sprinkle with cilantro. Serve with fish. Yield: 4 servings (1-1/2 cups salsa).
Editor's Note: Wear disposable gloves when cutting hot peppers; the oils can burn skin. Avoid touching your face.
Originally published as Macadamia-Crusted Tilapia in Taste of Home December/January 2007, p32

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 681 calories, 51 g fat (10 g saturated fat), 135 mg cholesterol, 233 mg sodium, 44 g carbohydrate, 6 g fiber, 19 g protein.

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Reviewed Mar. 22, 2009

Alot going on with the different flavors...hard to taste the fish. Make sure you finely ground the nuts and apply lightly on the fillets. Will make again but not smother the fish with the salsa.

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