Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Baked Tilapia with Crunchy Lemon Topping

Fish, it is what’s for dinner! 

Well, it was tonight anyway! This lovely dish is easy and very very good. I love crunchy topping on fish, it makes my mouth happy. I made some roasted baby potatoes and a nice green salad to go with. A perfect supper!

Here is what you need,

24 Ritz crackers, crushed into coarse crumbs
2 tbsp. fresh parsley, minced
3 tbsp. mayonnaise
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 tsp. grated lemon zest plus 1 tbsp. juice from the lemon
4 tilapia fillets, or any other firm white fish
Salt and Pepper to taste

Heat your oven to 450 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and spray lightly with non-stick cooking spray.

Toss the Ritz cracker crumbs with 1 tablespoon of the parsley in a medium bowl.
In a small bowl combine the mayo, garlic, lemon zest and juice and the remaining parsley.
Pat the fish fillets dry with a paper towel. Season them with salt and pepper.
Brush a layer of the mayo mixture onto the top and sides of each fish fillet, then press the cracker crumbs onto the mayo layer.
Bake for about 15 minutes or until the cracker crumbs are browned and crispy and the fish is cooked through.

Serve with lemon wedges. I had a little extra of the mayo mixture left over so I used that as a dipping sauce, it was delish!

Make this for dinner, it is too good not to!



  1. Looks yummy, quick and easy! I still haven't tried tilapia yet. Does it smell fishy when you cook it in the oven?

  2. Tilapia is awesome! I buy mine at Costco, it is individually shrink wrapped. It has no smell at all! Try it! You will love it.