Thursday, March 22, 2012

Parmesan Pecan Tilapia

Tonight was one of those nights that I was so tired. . . and we haven't been to the grocery store so we had hardly anything to speak of in the fridge! 
What's a girl to do? 
I dug DEEP in the cabinets & the freezer & decided I had enough to make a meal
I took what pecans I had left in the freezer(yes the freezer~they stay fresher longer that way) & I threw chunks of Parmesan in my fabulous Ninja blender & gave it a whirl
I added salt, garlic salt, onion powder, pepper & just a dash of cayenne~ 
I don't really measure when I add spices. . .its a dash of this & sprinkle of that so. . . if you have to have exact measurements. . . I am not your girl! 

  this is what it looked like. . . 
now it was time to coat some Tilapia with my awesome mixture but 
I wanted to soak the fish in buttermilk 1st & we had none!
If this should happen to you, don't freak out, don't grab your keys & make a mad dash to the store because I bet what you need to solve this problem is in the cabinet ~ 
All you need to do is add a some vinegar (or lemon juice) to regular milk 

 see the bubbles. . . .it's working it's magic
as you can see here ~ it is buttermilk in the making (I know kinda gross)
once it turned I tossed in the Tilapia & let it sit for a few minutes
My plan was to have the crumb mixture stick to the buttermilk but that wasn't working out too well so it was onto plan B 
 I laid the fish onto a sheet pan coated with non stick cooking spray
& I patted the crumble on top & popped it in an oven set @ 375
I would love to tell you how long but honestly like my spices~I tell when something is done by the way it looks so sometimes I forget to look at the clock when I put something in the oven
 so when your fish looks like this~it's done! just make sure you don't let the fish dry out
cause no one likes dry fish!YUCKY
we are ready to eat! 
YES I greens on that plate but remember we haven't been to the store. . so we have no fresh veggies to speak of at the moment but I promise to do better next week! 
The fish was a hit with ALL the boys in the house so I think this will be a keeper & the best part is that it wasn't fried so definitely waist friendly!

Happy Creating~
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  1. This recipe looks good and creative Mrs Smith! I am your newest follower. Can you please post recipe on my Taste This Thursday party!?

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    1. Well should try was very good & something different for fish! Hope all is well! :)

  3. Thanks for making this look so easy! I will have to give it a try.

  4. Stumbled onto your blog via the blog hop and just wanted to show you some blog luv! def enjoyed this post :) new follower!

    1. Glad to have you here ms. composure! & Thanks for the luv!! :)

  5. Great work! Love it :-) Would love for you to share at
    I have hungry boys in my house that will probably love this too :-)

  6. Yummy! I would love for you to link up at my Linky Party via:

    Mrs. Delightful

  7. Saw this on Show Me What You Got and thought it sounded interesting! I never knew about that buttermilk trick. Handy!

    1. I like that trick but it never gets as thick as what you see in the store. But it works in a pinch!
      Thanks for stopping by!!!

  8. This looks amazing! Thanks so much for sharing at Mix it up Monday :)

  9. I love tilapia and this sounds so easy and amazing. Thanks for sharing this at Sunday Blog Love, this will be featured as one of my top five picks!

    1. OOOOOH WOW!!! I am so excited! Thank you so much!!! I cant wait to check it out ...and this was a very delish meal! you should try i tout! :)