Parmesan and Wasa-Crusted Tilapia

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I was making this parmesan and wasa-crusted tilapia and realized that I did not have any panko crumbs. I did have a package of Wasa. I crushed them and used them instead and the result was crispy and light. And full of whole grain. Even better than my panko. Dinner was ready in less than 20 minutes from start to finish. Faster than it takes to get a pizza.

parmesan and wasa crusted tilapia recipe

Do you ever have a night when the kids get home from soccer practice late, the living room is a mess, laundry is everywhere and you really just want order a pizza and call it all good? This happens to me more often than I’d like to admit. But truthfully, I am tired of pizza. And every other restaurant within a 5 mile radius of my home. I am trying really hard to get out of the habit of not eating at home. The thing is, there was a time when we ate all of our meals at home. I miss those days. I really want to get back there.

I do a lot better when I have a plan. I like to sit down with a stack of magazines and my favorite cookbooks and plan out what we are going to eat for the week. When I do this we eat well. We eat healthy. I really am trying to eat more fish. I know that it is good for us and it takes no time to cook. That’s a win-win. I was making this parmesan and wasa-crusted tilapia and realized that I did not have any panko crumbs. I did have a package of Wasa. I crushed them and used them instead and the result was crispy and light. And full of whole grain. Even better than my panko. Dinner was ready in less than 20 minutes from start to finish. Faster than it takes to get a pizza.

Ingredients

  • 10 Wasa Crisp’n Light 7 Grain crackers
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 2 teaspoons lemon zest
  • 2 Tablespoons flat leaf parsley, chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • salt and pepper
  • 6 Tablespoons melted butter
  • 4 tilapia filets
  • olive oil for drizzling
parmesan and wasa crusted tilapia recipe

How to Make Parmesan and Wasa-Crusted Tilapia

Step 1: Add the Wasa to a Ziploc bag. Crush with a rolling pin.

parmesan and wasa crusted tilapia recipe

Step 2: Put the crushed crackers, Parmesan, garlic, lemon zest, parsley, paprika, salt and pepper in a small bowl.

parmesan and wasa crusted tilapia recipe

Step 3: Pour melted butter over cracker crumbs. Toss to coat.

parmesan and wasa crusted tilapia recipe

Step 4: Spray a casserole dish with cooking spray. Add fish to the pan.

parmesan and wasa crusted tilapia recipe

Step 5: Sprinkle crumbs over fish. Bake in a preheated 400-degree oven for 10 to 12 minutes. The fish will be opaque and flake easily.

parmesan and wasa crusted tilapia recipe

Step 6: Drizzle with olive oil and squeeze lemon over the fish. This post is sponsored by Wasa, but all opinions are 100% mine.

parmesan and wasa crusted tilapia recipe

Parmesan and Wasa Crusted Tilapia

bakedbree
Parmesan and Wasa Crusted Tilapia – I need my fish to have some interest and crunch if I am going to get my kids to eat it. Thankfully, this has both.
4 from 1 vote
Course seafood

Ingredients
  

  • 10 Wasa Crisp’n Light 7 Grain crackers
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 2 teaspoons lemon zest
  • 2 Tablespoons flat leaf parsley chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • salt and pepper
  • 6 Tablespoons melted butter
  • 4 tilapia filets
  • olive oil for drizzling

Instructions
 

  • Add the Wasa to a Ziploc bag. Crush with a rolling pin.
  • Put the crushed crackers, Parmesan, garlic, lemon zest, parsley, paprika, salt and pepper in a small bowl.
  • Pour melted butter over cracker crumbs. Toss to coat.
  • Spray a casserole dish with cooking spray. Add fish to the pan.
  • Sprinkle crumbs over fish. Bake in a preheated 400-degree oven for 10 to 12 minutes. The fish will be opaque and flake easily.
  • Drizzle with olive oil and squeeze lemon over the fish. This post is sponsored by Wasa, but all opinions are 100% mine.
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