Monday, April 15, 2013

mmmmm, mondays: lemon-pepper & parmesan tilapia


some days i am prepared for dinner time. other days...it's a mystery what will show up when dinner is finally served. i have managed to stock my freezer with some helpful items but who knows if i'll get them thawed in time or will have other ingredients to finish off a meal.

last week the stars aligned and i was able to pull some fish out of the freezer and make dinner happen in less than 20 minutes. it was nothing short of miraculous.

here's the quick and easy breakdown so you can have a miraculous moment too.

i had these in my pantry/fridge

these were in my freezer...love them! they are individually wrapped and ready to eat. perfect for a quick meal!


lemon pepper & parmesan tilapia

1 package (or 2 and a half pounds) of fresh or frozen tilapia loins

1 box of lemon pepper panko bread crumbs

1 bag (about a cup and a half) of parmesan cheese

2 eggs - beaten 

extra virgin olive oil


heat about 2 tablespoons of the olive oil over medium heat in a large sauté pan. mix the bread crumbs and parmesan cheese in a large, flat dish or plate. coat each tilapia loin in the beaten eggs and then in the breadcrumb mixture. immediately place in the hot pan and cook for about 5 minutes before carefully turning to cook for five minutes on the other side. (i cover the pan with foil to keep anything from splattering).

enjoy!