Gussied Up Tilapia
  • Servings: 4
  • Sauce:
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup non-fat yogurt
  • 2 tablespoons chili sauce
  • 2 tablespoons hot picante sauce (I use Pace)
  • Fish:
  • 4 tilapia fillets
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 large egg, beaten
  • 1-1 1/2 cups panko bread crumbs
  • 4 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 cups shredded red cabbage
  • 2 tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 avocado, cubed
  1. In a small bowl, combine all of the sauce ingredients, blending well. Cover and refrigerate until needed.
  2. Mix the flour, salt and pepper in a shallow bowl. Place the beaten egg in another shallow bowl and the panko bread crumbs in a third shallow bowl. Dredge each tilapia fillet first in the flour, then in the egg and then in the bread crumbs, making sure to cover completely.
  3. Heat 2 tablespoons olive oil in large skillet over medium high heat until hot, but not smoking. Reduce heat to medium and place 2 fish fillets in the hot skillet. Fry fish for about 3 minutes on each side or until the fillets are brown and the fish flakes easily. Repeat for the remaining 2 fillets. Salt fillets as desired.
  4. To serve, place a fillet on a plate, top with 1/2 cup cabbage, 1/4 cup cheese, tomatoes and avocado cubes. Drizzle with sauce.
One of my husband's favorite recipes is fish tacos. We were out of tortillas one day, so I simply piled some fish with our favorite toppings and it turned out beautifully!