Almond Crusted Tilapia
What You Need
2 tablespoons slivered almonds, toasted and coarsely chopped
3 tablespoons panko (Japanese-style bread crumbs)
1 teaspoon all-purpose flour
1 1/2 tablespoons butter, divided
Vegetable oil, for brushing foil
2 (4 to 6-ounce) tilapia filets
Kosher salt and pepper
Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
In a medium bowl, stir together the almonds, panko crumbs, flour, and 1 tablespoon melted butter. Set aside.
Place a piece of aluminum foil on a baking sheet and brush it liberally with vegetable oil. Place the tilapia filets on the foil and sprinkle each with salt and pepper on both sides. Bake for 5 minutes. Remove from the oven, turn the filets, and brush each with the remaining 1/2 tablespoon melted butter. Divide the nut mixture between the tops of the 2 filets, patting the mixture to spread and adhere to the filets. Return to the oven and bake for about 10 minutes, or until the crust is golden brown. Makes 2 servings.
Tip: For a more golden crust, turn the oven to broil during the last minute.