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Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Parmesan Crusted Tilapia

Back in the days of the distant past when the hubs and I were dating (aka around 2 years ago), one of our favorite places to go out to eat was Red Lobster. My 21st birthday, our 2-month date-iversary, New Years Eve, and countless Friday date nights were spent at the little corner booth on the far side of the Billings Red Lobster. We'd always eat waaay too many cheddar biscuits (because they are the bomb diggity) and then without even looking at the menus, order the same two entrees every time--shrimp linguine (my online dictionary assures me that's the right spelling--I'm not so sure) for him and parmesan crusted tilapia for her. 

Nowadays, Red Lobster is just a little too far away to justify for our date nights so Ruby Tuesdays has had to step in as our go-to-restaurant of late but I find myself missing my parmesan tilapia. I've tried every menu's rendition of it and there just hasn't been a match--until now!!! 


I mean look at it---scrumdidelyumptious! It has just the right amount of gooey parmesan and I believe the secret for that lies in the base sauce. The little gem of a recipe that is my new-found alfredo sauce will be on the blog tomorrow because it deserves it's own little shout out (and this recipe is already super long). If you absolutely positively cannot wait until then, I'm sure just regular alfredo sauce will do the trick for the time being. 
Speaking of alfredo sauce, as you can probably see, the side I prepared was some yummy mashed potatoes--pretty much because I couldn't wait the three days until Thanksgiving to try the Pioneer Woman's garlic mashed potato recipe that my friend Loren was talking about the other day. It was delicious of course but next time I will definitely be serving my tilapia with the alfredo linguini combo the recipe calls for. (Again the alfredo sauce recipe will be on the blog manana). That being said, I decided to give y'all the recipe just for the tilapia and let you decide your side for yourselves! (say that last part five times fast)
Parmesan Crusted Tilapia
Serves 4 
Originally from Christine's Kitchen Chronicles
Ingredients:
  • 4 Tilapia Fillets, 5-6 oz each
  • Non-stick Cooking Spray
For the Parmesan Crust
  • 1/2 c Bread Crumbs
  • 1/2 c Parmesan Cheese, shredded
For the Parmesan Base
  • 1/2 c Parmesan Cheese, shredded
  • 1 tbsp Parsley 
  • 10 oz already prepared Alfredo Sauce (aka the Magic Sauce)
Directions:
1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Spray a 9x13 baking dish with cooking spray and place the 4 tilapia fillets in the dish. Set aside.
2. In a small bowl, mix the bread crumbs and parmesan cheese for the topping. Set aside. 
3. For the parmesan base, stir 1/2 c parmesan cheese and parmesan into the Magic Sauce. 
4. Remove one half cup of your parmesan base and spread evenly onto your tilapia fillets. Evenly sprinkle the parmesan crust on top of the fish. 
5. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes or until fish is done and crust is golden brown. Serve with whatever side you wish and enjoy!!!!!



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Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Parmesan Crusted Tilapia

Back in the days of the distant past when the hubs and I were dating (aka around 2 years ago), one of our favorite places to go out to eat was Red Lobster. My 21st birthday, our 2-month date-iversary, New Years Eve, and countless Friday date nights were spent at the little corner booth on the far side of the Billings Red Lobster. We'd always eat waaay too many cheddar biscuits (because they are the bomb diggity) and then without even looking at the menus, order the same two entrees every time--shrimp linguine (my online dictionary assures me that's the right spelling--I'm not so sure) for him and parmesan crusted tilapia for her. 

Nowadays, Red Lobster is just a little too far away to justify for our date nights so Ruby Tuesdays has had to step in as our go-to-restaurant of late but I find myself missing my parmesan tilapia. I've tried every menu's rendition of it and there just hasn't been a match--until now!!! 


I mean look at it---scrumdidelyumptious! It has just the right amount of gooey parmesan and I believe the secret for that lies in the base sauce. The little gem of a recipe that is my new-found alfredo sauce will be on the blog tomorrow because it deserves it's own little shout out (and this recipe is already super long). If you absolutely positively cannot wait until then, I'm sure just regular alfredo sauce will do the trick for the time being. 
Speaking of alfredo sauce, as you can probably see, the side I prepared was some yummy mashed potatoes--pretty much because I couldn't wait the three days until Thanksgiving to try the Pioneer Woman's garlic mashed potato recipe that my friend Loren was talking about the other day. It was delicious of course but next time I will definitely be serving my tilapia with the alfredo linguini combo the recipe calls for. (Again the alfredo sauce recipe will be on the blog manana). That being said, I decided to give y'all the recipe just for the tilapia and let you decide your side for yourselves! (say that last part five times fast)
Parmesan Crusted Tilapia
Serves 4 
Originally from Christine's Kitchen Chronicles
Ingredients:
  • 4 Tilapia Fillets, 5-6 oz each
  • Non-stick Cooking Spray
For the Parmesan Crust
  • 1/2 c Bread Crumbs
  • 1/2 c Parmesan Cheese, shredded
For the Parmesan Base
  • 1/2 c Parmesan Cheese, shredded
  • 1 tbsp Parsley 
  • 10 oz already prepared Alfredo Sauce (aka the Magic Sauce)
Directions:
1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Spray a 9x13 baking dish with cooking spray and place the 4 tilapia fillets in the dish. Set aside.
2. In a small bowl, mix the bread crumbs and parmesan cheese for the topping. Set aside. 
3. For the parmesan base, stir 1/2 c parmesan cheese and parmesan into the Magic Sauce. 
4. Remove one half cup of your parmesan base and spread evenly onto your tilapia fillets. Evenly sprinkle the parmesan crust on top of the fish. 
5. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes or until fish is done and crust is golden brown. Serve with whatever side you wish and enjoy!!!!!



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