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Baked Tilapia Recipe

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Added: Wednesday, August 20, 2008


18 Ritz crackers
1/4 cup Parmesan cheese
3 Tbs olive oil
3/4 tsp dried basil
4 tilapia fillets, (about 1 1/2 lb)
2 Tbs Dijon mustard
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 black pepper
Lemon wedges, optional
Tartar sauce, optional

Preheat oven to 425F. Spray a baking sheet with nonstick cooking spray.
Crush crackers in a plastic bag. Add cheese, oil and basil. Shake to combine. Place tilapia on the prepared baking sheet. Brush top side of each piece with about 1/2 Tbs mustard and season with salt and pepper. Press the cracker mixture into the coated side of the fillets. bake in preheated oven for 15 minutes or until fish flakes easily with a fork. Serve with lemon wedges and tartar sauce if desired.




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