A delightful combination of crunchy almonds and zesty lemon takes this tilapia dish to a whole new level. It’s a quick and easy recipe that’s perfect for a flavorful weeknight dinner.
Almond Crusted Tilapia with Lemon
- 4 tilapia fillets
- 1 cup almonds, finely chopped
- 1/2 cup breadcrumbs
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon onion powder
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Zest of 1 lemon
- 2 tablespoons fresh parsley, chopped
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- Lemon wedges for serving
- Preheat the oven to 400°F (200°C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- In a shallow dish, combine chopped almonds, breadcrumbs, garlic powder, onion powder, salt, pepper, lemon zest, and chopped parsley.
- Brush each tilapia fillet with olive oil, then press each fillet into the almond mixture, coating both sides evenly.
- Place the coated fillets on the prepared baking sheet and bake for 12-15 minutes or until the almonds are golden brown and the tilapia is cooked through.
- Serve hot with lemon wedges on the side.
Prep time: 10 minutes | Cook time: 15 minutes | Total time: 25 minutes
Nutritional Information (per serving): Calories: 320, Fat: 18g, Carbohydrates: 10g, Protein: 30g