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Lemon and Parmesan Tilapia with black rice and sauteed mushrooms

6 Jan


Had this for dinner was too good not to share!
So i paired it with a simple side, black rice. Into the rice i added sauteed mushrooms and peanuts crumbled up.
Here is the recipe for the Tilapia, it serves four, if you are making less or more adjust the recipe.
4 Tilapia fillets
2 Sunkist Lemons
1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese
1/2 cup bread crumbs
1/4 cup chopped parsley
1 egg white
2 minced garlic cloves (optional)
1 tbsp dijon mustard
6 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper
8 basil leaves (optional)
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Remove the zest from the lemons and put zest in medium sized bowl. Slice the ends off the lemons and discard them. Thinly slice lemons into eight slices each and remove any seeds. Set aside. Add parmesan, bread crumbs, and parsley to the bowl and mix well. In a smaller bowl, whisk together the egg white, garlic, mustard, 2 tblsp of olive oil, and salt and pepper. Add mixture to the parmesan and bread crumbs and blend well.
Cover a baking sheet with sheet aluminum foil. Coat with remaining 4 tblsp olive oil. Arrange lemon slices evenly so that they will fit nicely under each filet. Top the lemon with basil leaves if using.
Divide the parmesan/bread crumb ixture evenly amng the four filets. Using your hand, apply pressure to adhere the mixture onto the filets. Place the filets over the basil and lemons and bake in the oven for 15 minutes or until fish is cooked through and crust is lightly browned. Top each filet with the roasted lemon slices and basil leaves and serve.