16 August, 2012
Crispy Baked TilapiaComments : 14 Posted in : Dinner on by : Chris Tags: Dinner, fish
I have very limited experience with cooking fish. That is to say, I can count on one hand the times I’ve cooked it myself.
It isn’t that we don’t like fish, we do. I love fish, raw or cooked (sushi!). I guess I’ve just been afraid I’d mess it up. Don’t ask my why that fear would paralyze me from trying fish, when I’ve tried and succeeded on so many other dishes (and failed on some, sure).
When we were on vacation last month at the Outer Banks we ordered out one night, we got fish and chips. Nothing beats fresh seafood; and nothing beats fresh seafood subsequently battered and fried to golden deliciousness. After that very satisfying meal I made up my mind to finally get over whatever was holding me back and just get on with it; cook the fish and if I fail so be it, but try it!
Fish is pretty healthy. Frying, while delicious, is not healthy. This recipe achieves that crisp fried taste by double dredging the fish in flour and crushed corn flakes, then baking. I could have been exciting and cooked up some fresh “chips” to go with this too, ala some sweet potatoes, but it was a week night and we were eager to get dinner on the table. We went with frozen tater tots and corn on the cob.
Our first blogged foray into fish was a success. Now we have our eyes set on finding a tasty salmon recipe. Have any you’d like to share?