Tilapia is always cheap when on sale or not. Accordingly, it is not the tastiest fish but is very versatile and can be doctored up pretty easily. This was a sauteed spinach stuffing rolled in tilapia filets that were then sprinkled with parmesan and panko before a quick bake.
I started by sauteing spinach with some serrano peppers, green onions from our CSA, garlic powder, salt, and pepper. Then laid out the tilapia and sprinkled it with parmesan, salt, and pepper.
Then put a spoon of the spinach filling and rolled/folded the tilapia over the spinach and placed in a baking dish. It was good for the fish rolls to be somewhat crowded in the pan to stay together.
Then top with another little sprinkle of parmesan and panko.
Then bake until the fish is white and flaky and the breadcrumbs start to brown, about 12 minutes at 425.
Ooooh wow! I’m not the biggest tilapia fan, but it’s true it’s super cheap and versatile. And you made an amazing dish!
Oh yummy! Can you omit the butter for a healthier alternative? Everything looks soo tasty! Thanks for sharing! I’m new to blogging and love that there is a foodie community! If you have time, please check out my blog: http://shecooksandheeats.wordpress.com/. And of course! Any advice would be great 🙂
I just made it! Tasty! I added Alfredo penne pasta on the side. Delicious together!