Almond Crusted Tilapia

by Jenn (eating bender) on April 27, 2008

I love the feeling I get when I create something based on what I think would taste good and then it actually does taste good! Tonight’s dinner was just that. I got the idea from the macadamia nut crusted halibut I had at Wildfire on Friday. Combine that with the jumbo-sized slivered almonds and tilapia I bought at Costco and Almond Crusted Tilapia was born :)

I sprinkled a 4 oz. portion of tilapia with garlic salt and pepper. I then dotted it with about 1 tsp. of Promise light and sprayed it with PAM Olive Oil cooking spray. Then came the best part – 2 tbsp. of slivered almonds packed on top as a “crust.” Bake it at 375* for 25-30 minutes until the tilapia flakes off in small pieces.

It was quite possibly the best fish I’ve ever had – the almonds gave it flavor and crunch! I’m pleased to add that Bobby liked it too :mrgreen:

On the side I made a corn and edamame “salad” succotash (thanks, Jill!):

It was the perfect way to get in a homemade meal this week – finally, no Panera! 😉

After dinner, Bobby and I went for a walk. We were going to walk near Lake Michigan, but decided to go into downtown Evanston instead. It was a bit chilly so we stopped at a place called argo tea and I had an Earl Grey Vanilla Creme – Earl Grey tea, vanilla and skim milk. It warmed me right up!

Now I’m begrudgingly getting back into study mode – but I sincerely enjoyed all my breaks today and blogging is always a great distraction way to break up the monotony of it all. I do think I’ll still watch Brothers & Sisters too.

Sweet dreams :)

1 VeggieGirl April 27, 2008 at 8:26 pm

What a great kitchen/recipe experiment!! So glad that you AND Bobby enjoyed the meal :0)

Haha yes, blogging IS a great way to take a break from studies; as is watching television!! Enjoy watching ‘Brothers & Sisters’!

2 Jill April 27, 2008 at 10:19 pm

Excuse the language, but holy shit that looks GREAT!!! I’m so hungry for almonds, and we are almost out :(. I love edamame succotash, we make it every summer with the fresh, local corn. SO good.

3 Jenn April 27, 2008 at 10:22 pm

Succotash! That’s the word I was looking for! Thank you Jill — and no need to excuse the language, I’m just happy you think it looks so good :)

4 lindzakins921 April 28, 2008 at 6:02 am

WOW! I love tilapia & I love the crunch from almonds… this is making me hungry for tilapia and it’s only 7am hehe… great recipe!

5 glidingcalm April 28, 2008 at 6:33 am

that fish looks fantastic!!!!!! i esp. love the light texture of tilapia! I bet that was amazing- def.looks it!

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