Friday, January 15, 2010

Baked Sesame and Bread Crumb Crusted Tilapia Fingers

Thank you all for the sweet comments on the launch pictures! I have one more coming up- Body Attack! We are dressing up all sporty, so I will make sure to take a few pictures to share. I’m soooo glad its my last launch, my head is about to explode from all the new choreography!

Are you having a good week? Mine has been pretty nice so far. I wanted to share one of the creations I made up this week, Baked Sesame and Bread Crumb Crusted Tilapia. I used Aggie’s awesome fish finger recipe as my starting point and just adjusted a bit (I made a scaled down version of the following recipe since I was only making the fish for Josh):


Ingredients:
  • 1 lb tilapia, cut into chunks
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 egg and 1 egg white
  • 1 cup bread crumbs (or panko)
  • ¼ cup each black and regular sesame seeds (or you can just use regular, the black just makes it a little “prettier”)
  • Cayenne pepper
  • Salt & Pepper (if desired)
  • Cooking Spray


Directions:
Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

Setup three bowls: 1) Whole Wheat flour with desired about of cayenne pepper mixed in, 2) Egg and egg white mixed well with a fork, 3) Mix panko/bread crumbs & sesame seeds

Place a cooling wrack in a cookie sheet and spray well with cooking spray. Dip tilapia chunks in flour mixture, then egg, then bread crumb mixture and place on cooling wrack. Spray coated tilapia with cooking spray. Bake for 10-12 minutes, flipping once in the middle.

Josh’s tilapia was served with roasted butternut squash and a pear (I had the same squash/fruit but served mine with a giant plate of scrambled eggs & salsa ;)).

Do you guys have any weekend plans? I’ve got some classes to teach (Attack today, Step & Pump Saturday), probably a date night with Josh tonight and out to dinner with friends Saturday night.

Couple other fun things:
First, Check out this awesome article on Expiration Dates that my MIL sent me.
Second, do you want a secret bloggie valentine??? Check out Janetha's sweet Valentine's Day idea:


51 comments:

Abby (Abbys Vegan Eats) said...

Again, Josh is a lucky guy.. that din din looks great!!!
Cant wait to see your new pics! Hold your on head.. dont want it to explode :)

Happy Friday!!

Jessica @ How Sweet said...

Ohmigosh Erica I am LOVING that tilapia!! I get bored so easily from tilapia so I will definitely be trying this. It looks so good.

Have a great weekend. :)

Deva (Voracious Vorilee) said...

That tilapia looks delicious :-) I hope your weekend is wonderful!

Staci Dombroski said...

Cleaning... Cleaning.. and more cleaning. That is what I will be doing this weekend! I hope you have a great one :-)

Pam said...

Your fish looks really Yumm! Have fun tonight with Josh!

Relax and Enjoy!

Nicole @ Geek Turned Athlete said...

That dinner looks great! Actually, I was supposed to go snowboarding this weekend in Austrian, but I twisted my ankle teaching a spin class! Crazy, but I'm not surprised at the random method of injuring myself! So, hanging out with friends and school! I'm going to try some aquajogging out this weekend too. Have fun teaching!!!

Nicole @ Geek Turned Athlete said...

Oops, I meant Austrian Alps!!

thedallasceliac said...

That tilapia looks fabulous. I bet it would be easy to make GF. Josh is so lucky to have you!

(And I'm glad to see I'm not the only other crazy person that loves salsa with eggs!)

Glad you're almost done with the launches (is that the right terminology?) - post pics of the last one!

Holly said...

I need to make some fish soon! Tilapia is one of my FAVES.

I don't know how you keep all of the choreography straight! I would be flubbing it all.the.time. :-) Can't wait to see your pics!

This week I'm excited for some football! And SLEEP. Definitely, sleep.

katherine said...

Dinner looks delicious!!

Stephanie @ cookinfanatic said...

Oooo another good tilapia recipe, must be tilapia week or something! ;) Happy Friday girlllll

K from ksgoodeats said...

Can't wait to see more of your pics!! This weekend I have a work event Saturday and then a bridal shower Sunday. Hope you have a fun date night and enjoy being with your friends tomorrow!

Happy Friday!! I hope you have a great day :)

carolinebee said...

Great article!! I usually go by the smell/look test for sure, but it's nice to know that those dates really don't mean that much!

Anne Marie said...

I wish I would've seen this recipe when I had tilapia last week. It looks delicious!!

Esi said...

Busy weekend ahead! Looking forward to it. Hope you have a good one :)

Krista said...

Josh's fish dish looks awesome! I like the idea of using sesame seeds.

Just hockey x 2 for us this weekend...and some more shopping tonight! ;)

Dawn said...

now this looks tasty, lots of textures going on.
this weekend: I am packing. can you believe we finally closed on our new home. what feeling. I know you know what that feels like--I am so thrilled to be outta here.

chrystad72 said...

Awesome! The tilapia looks so pretty with those black sesame seeds. What a tasty and healthy dinner girl! Have a wonderful weekend!!

BroccoliHut said...

Great sounding recipe! I might try it with tofu:)

Angelalovesfood said...

say bye-bye to lame old fish sticks, hellllo Tilapia Fingers!

Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) said...

The Baked Sesame and Bread Crumb Crusted Tilapia Fingers look amazing!!! When I was pregnant, I ate fish. I am actually allergic to it and break out in hives, but I craved extra protein and I wish I had had that tilapia recipe on hand...b/c tila can be kinda bland but you doctored it up beautifully!!!!!

Heather @ Get Healthy With Heather said...

I lOVE how pretty black and white sesame seeds make a dish look! A new fish recipe is always good to have on hand ;)

This weekend I've got my last long run pre- 1/2M (an 8 miler).

Hope things start to slow down for you a bit!

Julie said...

deej needs to buy tilapia pronto so we can make those little fingers! have you ever bought swai fish? it's so good and if josh likes tilapia he'll most definitely like swai its very lean and not fishy at all

can't waaaaaait for the secret vday bloggie swap!!!

*Naomi* said...

i love the panko crumbs that progresso sent me and I have SO many left!! these look so good I love tilipia, it is so flaky and delicious! leave it to you for another great recipe, Erica!

Anne said...

That tilapia looks so good! What a great way to prepare it. I have to save this recipe :)

Casey @SpicyandSweet said...

Um, YUM!! That dinner looks fantastic. :) I never know what to do with fish and am always looking for ideas. This looks AWESOME! :)

teresa said...

wonderful fish fingers, i love the sesame seed! have a wonderful weekend!

Deirdre said...

I want to make fish that looks as good as yours always does. Cooking fish scares me.

Love the secret blogger gift!

Velva said...

Your recipe for baked sesame and bread crumbs tilapia fingers looks really good. It's perfect for a weeknight dinner. Healthy too. Very nice.

inmytummy said...

That looks great. What do you make for yourself when you make meat for Josh?

Britt said...

That recipe looks great! I'll have to remember it when we are in FL. The first place we are at has a full kitchen and we have friends down there who supply us with lots of fresh fish!

Have a great weekend! Mine is obviously going to be low key after surgery.

Emily said...

Those tilapia fingers look so tasty! The sesame seeds make them look so pretty. And I just ate butternut squash fries... I'm so in love with the BN squash!!

Have a great weekend!! :)

Lauren said...

The tilapia looks awesome!!! I was just thinking of throwing this fish into the dinner mix next week and now you just gave me the perfect reason to do just that. ;)

Hey girl, I wanted to ask you something about the Colonoscopy. I know that the prep is the worst part, and I just got all of my info for that. I realize that you need to clean your system the day before and not eat solid foods, but what are some things that you ate leading up to the procedure. I know that in the evening I have to stop with pretty much everything, but were you able to eat ANYTHING all day? I am afraid of not eating all day! :( Any advice you have I would be so grateful.

Take care hun.

ktbwood said...

awww your boy is so blessed to have you cook like that! looks AWESOME! im on a tilapia kick these days!

Katie said...

YUM, lucky Josh!!! That dinner looks great. I love seasame seeds on fish!

This week has been soooo long... I'm just happy to get some downtime! Enjoy your weekend :-)

The Blonde Duck said...

I love tilapia! I never thought about making fingers! How cute!

Paige (Running Around Normal) said...

That dinner looks amazing!
Attack sounds like so much fun! I wish we had attack at my gym...we just have Combat.
Have a wonderful weekend,!

Jenn (eating bender) said...

Oh goodness, what a great idea to add the sesame to the tilapia! I bought some tilapia to freeze weeks ago and haven't made it yet...now I know what I need to do ;o)

Loving all the launch pictures! I've been catching up and it's all sooo exciting. Can't wait to see the next one although I'm sure the choreography is definitely crraaazy! I can't imagine -- I'm super impressed by you!

Have a fab weekend!

laura dishes said...

I'm dying to try one of your classes! They have to be good- you spend so much time switching them up that one class can't be like the next, right?!

Maria said...

Hey! Happy Weekend:) I went to Pump and Combat today-a killer combo. Time for some breakfast:) Have a great weekend. I get Monday off so I am extra excited!

lesley lifting life said...

Mmmm! Fabulous looking tilapia fingers. I've been wanting to get some fish lately, maybe I'll have to try this ; )

Thanks for the Valentine's Exchange link, I love participating in blogger exchanges :)

Nicci@NiftyEats said...

Crusted tilapia fingers sound so good. Oh, a blogger secret valentine would be a great idea. I did a Christmas one and it was great.

glidingcalm said...

what a fabulous idea and recipe!! I love seafood, and was always a fan of breaded nuggest and fish sticks when i was little! (well, i was REALLY picky about the brands, and my Mom never served me the junky stuff, but YA). these look great! tilapia is one of my most fav. white fishes!

HAPPY WEEKEND ERICA!

tam said...

Tasty looking dinner! x

Jenna said...

Love tilapia!!

biz319 said...

I wish I liked tilapia - for some reason it always has an "off" taste for me - but yours looks delicious!!

Alison said...

I love that expiration date article. I tend to freak out about such things and have thrown away more than my fair share of foods that were probably FINE. I think I take "When in doubt, throw it out" way too seriously sometimes.
We had our Triple Challenge today at the gym and I had a blast. I LOVE the new Attack release, especially the agility tract (track?); it was so much fun. I know you don't teach Combat, but this release was really intense. This was my first launch party and hopefully not my last.

Janetha said...

WOW that tilapia looks SO dang good!! i have never tried my hand at that specific fish~ but if i do, i am copy catting you :) thanks for spreading the word!! xoxo

lauren said...

I love sesame, so your tilapia fingers look incredible!

CaSaundraLeigh said...

Unfortunately I am not a huge sesame seed fan--but the whole concept of the recipe still sounds delish! Oo I am so excited for Valentine's day..what are you and Josh planning to do?!

Katie ♥ said...

Wow that tilapia looks amazing!! I will have to try that!!!

Yay for Blogger Valentine, I am doing it!!! Have a great day!! xo

Love your blog!!