parmesan crusted tilapia+lemon butter rice

apparently i have a thing for parmesan crusted things lately .. but hey it's a simple way to add some major flavor so why not?? 
my sis & i decided to start cooking together once a week & this was the first week of many to come! it was so fun spending some quality time with her while chopping up peppers together haha but really .. i loved it!! 

for the fish
tilapia fillets [we used 6]
1/3 cup grated parmesan cheese
1/3 cup panko 
1 tbsp italian seasoning 
1 tsp garlic salt
1 tsp black pepper
[i would add about 1 tsp of salt as well - but you can also choose to salt the fist at the end to taste]
1 tsp paprika
1 tsp ground parsley flakes 
2 tbsp lemon juice [freshly squeezed is best]
2 tbsp avocado oil [or whatever cooking oil you use]

preheat oven to 425 degrees 
rinse & pat tilapia fillets until mostly dry 
mix parmesan cheese, panko, italian seasoning, garlic salt, pepper, salt, paprika & parsley together in a large plate/dish
mix lemon juice + avocado oil together in another large plate or dish
dip tilapia fillet in avocado oil + lemon juice mixture - making sure to cover the entire fish, then dip into cheese mixture [coat well] & place into a greased baking dish. 
put fish in oven & cook for 20 minutes or until flaky & white in center 

for the rice
4 tbsp of butter
1.5 cups long grain rice
4 tsp better than bullion 
2 tbsp lemon juice [freshly squeezed is best]
3 cups water 

mix bullion + water together until bullion is dissolved  
put butter into a large skillet & melt
pour rice into melted butter & cook until golden-brown
add bullion + water mixture to the rice, bring to a boil & then simmer with lid on until rice is done, stir occasionally
squeeze/pour lemon juice into rice & mix well
add salt to taste 

we also served a side salad of romaine lettuce, mixed peppers, avocado & croutons drizzled with ranch

bon appétit!! 

hope you all enjoy your 4th of july weekend!! 

1 comment

  1. this looks so good! im gonna have to try it. i need to be better about posting recipes on my blog...