Crunchy Oven-Baked Tilapia
Total TimePrep/Total Time: 25 min.
- 4 tilapia fillets (6 ounces each)
- 1 tablespoon reduced-fat mayonnaise
- 1 tablespoon lime juice
- 1/4 teaspoon grated lime zest
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
- 1/4 teaspoon pepper
- 1/2 cup panko (Japanese) bread crumbs
- Cooking spray
- 2 tablespoons minced fresh cilantro or parsley
- Preheat oven to 425°. Place fillets on a baking sheet coated with cooking spray. In a small bowl, mix the mayonnaise, lime juice and zest, salt, onion powder and pepper. Spread mayonnaise mixture over fish. Sprinkle with bread crumbs; spritz with cooking spray.
- Bake 15-20 minutes or until fish just begins to flake easily with a fork. Sprinkle with cilantro.
Nutrition Facts1 fillet: 186 calories, 3g fat (1g saturated fat), 84mg cholesterol, 401mg sodium, 6g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 0 fiber), 33g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 5 lean meat, 1/2 starch.
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Dec 2, 2017
We thought this was pretty good. I cut the recipe in half for just 2 fillets. I made it using lime juice and no grated lime peel. When I made the "sauce" it seemed a little thin, maybe because I skipped the peel? I added in a touch more mayo to thicken it up and that seemed to do the trick. I think next time I'll use the full amount of the sauce because it seemed like the fish needed just a tad more. I'd definitely make this again though. Yummy!
Feb 14, 2017
When I make any kind of fish I usually sprinkle lemon pepper on it and bake the fillets in the oven. When looking for a change of pace I found this recipe. The flavor of this dish is good. I recommend making an extra batch of the mayo mixture to put on the fish while you are eating it because it is very tasty.
Feb 26, 2016
We liked it.
Aug 6, 2015
this was amazing and my whole family loved it
Aug 5, 2015
I usually do not like fish or seafood. I made this mostly for my husband and after trying a bite, I could not get enough! The lime flavor and crispy Panko are something I now crave! I've made it many times for dinner with rice pilaf and a side of peas or broccoli. It's even better when you squeeze the fresh lime juice on top after cooking.
Feb 27, 2015
I omitted the lime, but the rest made for a moist but crispy delicious fish. Even the thin edges of the filets that often die out when grilling of baking were not dry!
Jan 25, 2015
Very yummy! Easy and nice change from lemon/dill I usually put on tilapia. Will definitely make this again!
Nov 11, 2014
This was the first time I cooked tilapia (loins). DH and I thoroughly enjoyed this recipe. The lime zest and juice was differently delicious...a departure from the usual lemon flavor usually served with fish. It's a keeper! Thanks for posting!