Eating fish doesn’t have to taste fishy. This Parmesan crusted tilapia is perfect because it has a great crust, but the Parmesan adds a wonderful flavor to this fish. Tilapia is not a harsh or fishy fish, so you don’t have to worry about the fishy taste with this dish.
I have a confession to make. My husband and I don’t eat a ton of fish. I went a really long time thinking that Jeremy didn’t like fish. It’s not his favorite, but he doesn’t hate it.
When I started Weight Watchers, I realized how healthy fish and shrimp actually are. I realized that we had to start getting more fish in our diets, because it was healthy and delicious.
Have you ever wondered what the health benefits are of eating fish? I know that I didn’t know all the different kinds of benefits until recently.
The omega-3 fatty acids can help lower blood pressure, lower your heart rate, and improve other cardiovascular risk factors.
Eating fish also reduces the risk of death from heart disease which is the leading cause of death in both men and women.
Fish is filled with vitamins like D and B2 and also rich in calcium.
Iron, zinc, iodine, magnesium, and potassium are just some of the minerals found in fish.
The American Heart Association recommends eating fish at least two times per week.
Tilapia, grouper and cod are some types of mild tasting fish. Most white fish is more mild in flavor.
To make this parmesan crusted tilapia:
Preheat the oven to 425 degrees.
In a small bowl, add the egg whites. In another small bowl, add the oat flour, lemon zest, Parmesan cheese, salt and pepper. Dip both of the tilapia fillets in the egg whites, then immediately dip them in the flour mixture. Cover the fish to coat it completely.
Bake the fish for 15 minutes, flip and bake another 15 minutes. Serve immediately.
NOTE: I would suggest that you either cut one fish fillet in half or buy a smaller fillet than what you see pictured. This could have fed both of us with some leftover.
What are your favorite seafood recipes?
Parmesan Crusted Tilapia
- 2 tilapia fillets
- 2 egg whites lightly beaten
- 1/4 cup oat flour
- 2 Tablespoons lemon zest
- 2 Tablespoons lemon juice
- 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon pepper
- 1 lemon sliced for serving
- Preheat the oven to 425 degrees
- In a small bowl, mix the egg whites and lemon juice. In another small bowl, add the oat flour, lemon zest, Parmesan cheese, salt and pepper.
- Dip both of the tilapia fillets in the egg whites, then immediately dip them in the flour mixture. Cover the fish to coat it completely.
- Bake the fish for 10-15 minutes. The fish should be white in color and flake easily with a fork. Serve immediately.