This was a last minute dish that I made the other night after getting home from work, and ever since I made it I've been craving it. It started with the "bacon wife" (as people in the neighborhood are beginning to call her) grabbing a bag of frozen tilapia fillets at the local grocery store. Usually, there would be a polite request to buy halibut instead of tilapia next time (I'm usually not a big fan of tilapia), but this time I went along. I and the rest of my family were very satisfied with the results - even my 4 year old that usually hates fish cleaned his plate.
Lightly Breaded Tilapia Fillet with Bacon Salt
- Frozen tilapia fillet
- Bread crumbs (I used a combination of panko and regular bread crumbs to add crispness, but just regular bread crumbs woul be fine)
- Natural Bacon Salt (or other flavor)
Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. Brush frozen fillets with a small amount of melted butter, then cover both sides in breadcrumbs and Natural Bacon Salt (I used this and it was great, but you could use another flavor just as easily). Grease/spray a baking pan, and add frozen breaded tilapia fillet. Cook for 30-35 minutes or until fish flakes easily with a fork. The fish should be flaky on the inside and lightly crispy and baconey on the outside.