Baked Coconut Crusted Tilapia
Serves: 6
Nutrition Facts: Serving Size: 1 tilapia filet; Calories: 250; Total Fat: 16g; Saturated Fat: 11g, Sodium: 140 mg; Cholesterol: 16 mg; Total Carbohydrates: 14g; Fiber: 4g; Sugar: 2g; Protein: 14g
  • 6 filets of Tilapia
  • ¼ cup crushed and toasted macadamia nuts
  • ⅔ cup whole wheat bread crumbs
  • ¼ cup shredded coconut
  • 1 pinch nutmeg
  • 3 eggs, beaten
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  3. Combine the breadcrumbs, macadamia nuts, coconut, and nutmeg in a dish large enough to lay flat one tilapia filet.
  4. Pour eggs into a similar sized dish.
  5. Coat each filet with egg and then coat with the breadcrumb mixture.
  6. Place the filets onto the baking sheet. Bake for about 25-30 minutes or until the fish flakes easily with a fork.
  7. We love to top this with a pineapple or mango chutney!
  8. This breading is great with any variety of white fish, such as cod, barramundi, halibut, sole, and striped bass. And when we don’t have macadamia nuts, we love to use toasted almonds instead!
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