I did not grow up on the coast, instead- smack dab in the middle of the country. I did not grow up on crab legs and lobster fresh from the shore, just the occasional costco salmon. SO, with that being said, I’m not the biggest seafood lover. I tell you this,to convince you, because there are MANY of you who do not like fish, or may like it but do not want to prepare it. IF you fall in any of those categories- this meal is a great starter for you. Tilapia is very mild and in preparing this you will hardlyHARDLY smell the “fishy” smell.
I do love mild fish however, and occasionally, for extra special date nights my hunny and I would treat ourselves to McGrath’s Fish House in our college years. One of my very favorite meals was the parmesan crusted halibut. Flakey fish, salty crusty topping, but at $18 a plate we could not indulge our student wallets as much as we wanted. One night Nate set out to make a copy-cat recipe for me. I take no credit for this recipe- he did it all and he did it perfectly. Tender, white, flakey fish and a salty savory crispy crust. Perfect.
For Valentine’s, only a few days away, this would be perfect for you to make for YOUR sweetie. The best part is- its affordable (about $4 for a 1 lb bag at walmart), simple, and VERY fast. this whole meal can be done in about 15 minutes. really.
1. prepare crust, and fish
2. smooth parmesan sauce
3. broil till crispy
I am a big fan of Uncle Ben’s Long Grain and Wild Rice for pairing with my fish sides. I especially like the 5 minute recipe….for obvious reasons.
Mid-picture-taking, William couldn’t take it any longer! he wanted some “chicken” of his own. eh. why not!