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I am not sure about you but I tire of having the same go-to meals for dinner. While I appreciate the fact I need not think too intently about how to prepare some delicious, healthy dishes for my family, my palate yawns at the thought of having spaghetti with meat sauce AGAIN! Before leaving the office last night, I decided to scan the internet for a recipe for tilapia. We enjoy fish yet often don't think to feast upon it. I had everything the recipe called for at home, except dried basil (of which the recipe called for 1/2 tsp). Rather than stop at the store for one small jar of basil, I substituted the recipe with dill. I also didn't want to make fresh bread crumbs so I made use of some left over Panko in my pantry. Both proved to be positive alterations. While deceptively simple, we had a delicious dinner of baked tilapia plated with freshly steamed broccoli and my homemade applesauce. YUMM-O and super healthy... even the baby and the hubs enjoyed it!!!
Baked Tilapia with Butter Crumb Topping
4 - 6 tilapia fillets (about 1 1/2 #)
salt & pepper
3 Tbsp melted butter
1 cup Panko bread crumbs (can use fresh)
3/4 - 1 tsp dried dill
Preheat oven to 400F. Lightly oil a large baking dish with extra virgin olive oil or cooking spray. Salt and pepper fillets and arrange in dish. In a separate bowl, combine butter, crumbs and dill. Top fillets with crumb topping. Place into oven and bake for 15 - 18 minutes. Place under broiler for 2 - 3 minutes to brown the topping. Remove to a plate for serving.