A crumby, flaky meal…
February 4, 2012 4 Comments
… to end a crumby, flaky week. My fellow faitful Papists hear me, don’t you? All 2% of us, by all media accounts.
Can you believe I’ve been doing this for over three months now and haven’t done a single meal of fish? I can. It’s not a favorite here, for either the taste or the budget. It’s also not the easiest thing to cook on a busy Friday. I prefer fish grilled, but it’s as much of a Winter as we’re going to get here on the far eastern branch of the Bible Belt, so grilling would be uncomfortable at best. I prefer to cook in my stocking feet, if I can help it, which would make it a chilly walk out to the grill. Anyway,as fish recipes go, this one is as close to “cooking in installments” as you can get. You can mix up the crumb mixture ahead of time, then throw it all together at the very last minute.
Tilapia was on sale this week, so Mrs. Mackerelsnapper, OP, is happy to bring you:
1 c plain bread crumbs
1/3 c shredded parmesan cheese
1 t dried parsley
1 t dried basil
1/2 t dried oregano
1/2 t Kosher salt
generous pinch of ground black pepper
2 T Olive Oil
1 T lemon juice
2 tilapia fillets, cut into two pieces, washed and patted dry
Preheat oven to 425F. In a medium bowl, combine bread crumbs, parmesan cheese, parsley, basil, oregano, salt & pepper, and mix until the herbs are evenly distributed. Add oil and lemon juice, tossing with a fork until mixture is coarse but uniformly crumbly. Place tilapia pieces in large, greased baking dish with about 1-2″ space between them. Hill the crumb mixture on top of each fish piece.
Bake at 425F for 25-30 minutes or until fish flakes easily with fork.
Even the pickiest of my kids eats this. Bread crumbs–like love, chocolate, and melted cheese–cover a multitude of sins.
Oh, yes, seitan update from last week: It looks like I may have a gluten sensitivity. Last Saturday morning was not a happy one for my digestive tract. It may have been something else, of course, so we do want to try seitan one more time before throwing in the glutinous towel. It was too yummy, cheap and easy to give up on so easily.