Monday, July 18, 2011

Secret Recipe Club- Asiago Encrusted Tilapia

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After seeing a few bloggers post about this “secret club”, I decided I wanted to see what this whole thing was about. Luckily, it was still taking new members and something that was really fun to do! It was excited to get the email about which blog I would get to cook from and see what I would like to do my take on!

I was assigned to the blog, Every Little Thing. One thing that I learned about Stacy and her blog is that she loves to eat locally! I know all of us are (or should be) trying to reduce our carbon footprint and it was fun to see what she would bring home from some of the local St. Louis Markets. I've never been to St. Louis and for me, it was also fun to see her pictures from places around town.

I decided to make the Crust Topped Tilapia from her blog but have definitely added my own spin to it. I showed my husband the recipe this morning and off his brain went. He recently had a special at the restaurant of tilapia so he wanted to re-create a fish dish that had been on special as well as take from Stacy's tilapia recipe. I know a lot of people aren't fish eaters but fish is something that everyone in our family will eat and is generally inexpensive.

Asiago Encrusted Tilapia
recipe adapted from this recipe on Every Little Thing

  • 4 filets, tilapia (or other white fish)
  • non-stick cooking spray
  • 2tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. pepper
  • 1 cup Italian breadcrumbs
  • 1/2 cup asiago cheese
  • 1/4 fresh chopped parsley
  • 1/4 butter, melted
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup white wine
1) Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a baking sheet with the non-stick cooking spray.
2) Place the fish, skin side up on baking sheet and season with half of the salt and pepper. Turn over and repeat.
4) Combine bread crumbs, asiago cheese, and parsley in a mixing bowl.
5) Add melted butter to bread crumb mixture and combine until moistened.
6) Divide bread crumb mixture evenly over tilapia.
7) Add lemon juice and wine to pan and place in oven at 350 degrees. (This will help the the fish to keep moisture the chef says!)
8) Bake for 8 to 10 minutes till fish starts to flake.


 P.S. I have to say that this was something even Mr. Picky, Cam ate and Cole ate 2 servings!


Every Little Thing: Local to St. Louis said...

The fish looks great! I wish I could get the fish locally too but unfortunately, St. Louis happens to be in the middle of the country :( Oh well!

Thanks for linking to my blog!

amanda @ fake ginger said...

I'm not a fish person but this looks awesome! Anything covered in breadcrumbs and cheese is okay in my book! ;)

Marla said...

I love tilapia & have never tried it with asiago. Neat idea.
So fun to be in the Secret Recipe Club with you. This looks amazing :)

Beth said...

Looking forward to trying this recipe, as I'm trying to get my family to eat more fish. I think they'd love this!

Shelby said...

This sounds yummy. I love using asiago cheese. It is so flavorful.

Kate said...

We love fish! I think we would really like this recipe...especially with the cheese and Italian breadcrumbs.

Angie {Successful2gether} said...

Mmmm love tilapia! this looks so super tasty! Great pick!

Taylor said...

I am definitely a fish eater and this recipe looks right up my alley!! Yum!!

Lisa~~ said...

Your fish looks delish!

If you haven't already, I'd love for you to check out my SRC recipe this month: Holy Guacamole.

Cook Lisa Cook

Delishhh said...

This looks fabulous. Nice work on the Secret Recipe Club. Isn't it fun. I love finding new blogs and reading through them.

Kim - Liv Life said...

MMM!! I love asiago... have never made it with fish though. Everything about this one looks wonderful! Nicely done!

Anne @ Quick and Easy Cheap and Healthy said...

I think I could eat fish like this:)

Megan's Cookin' said...

I love having new fish recipes and this sounds easy and fresh. Nice pick!

Kelly @ Eat Yourself Skinny said...

Oo this tilapia looks incredibly delicious!! Great job! Love your blog and so glad to be a new follower! xoxo

Julie M. said...

We love fish in this house. This looks great!

Amy said...

I'm a huge tilapia fan...adding to this to my to-do list!

Amy @ A Little Nosh

Lisa said...

This must have been intensely flavorful.

Amanda said...

Darn it, I thought I posted a comment to tell you that I featured you! Sorry about that. This really looks great, I need more fish in my diet :)

Anonymous said...

Made this tonight-- it was my favorite asiago tilapia so far! I only changed it by mixing a little parmesan and garlic-- (garlic in everything) The lemon juice is a great idea, too-- yummm. Thank you!

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