Parmesan Crusted & Low Carb!
Some of the best dinner recipes out there are those that are the easiest. You do not need to spend hours in the kitchen cooking (and then cleaning) in order to enjoy a delicious, restaurant-worthy low carb meal. This recipe for parmesan crusted, oven baked tilapia is the perfect example of a dinner that is simple, easy yet incredibly tasty. To add to all it’s glory, it is also low carb and keto approved! It doesn’t get any better than that!
The whole dish revolves around tilapia, a tasty, a mild-flavored fish that has the flexibility of taking on lots of flavors in different recipes. While we love tilapia because of it’s easy to handle flavor, it is also a healthy choice of fish. It is a very protein dense fish and also contains vitamins and minerals like niacin, phosphorous and B12. You can stick to that low carb diet, get those healthy proteins in all while enjoying a wonderful dinner!
Tilapia is also pretty easy to find in most grocery stores. It is a common fish so almost any fish market or super market should have it in stock. If you can’t find fresh tilapia filets, frozen will work as well. The best way to thaw any frozen fish filets is to place them in a bowl of cold water for about an hour to thaw. This lets the fish thaw slowly enough that it can retain its flavor and texture but thaws it quick enough that you don’t have to wait around all day!
We love a good crispy fish but frying filets of tilapia isn’t always the answer. Frying can add lots of unhealthy saturated fats to the fish that you may not want. In addition, no one really likes cleaning up all the fryer oil after deep frying a meal anyway! But this recipe works perfectly in the oven giving you a healthier, tastier filet with way less mess and maintenance (no need to hover over that fryer as the fish cooks!)
Oven baking it only adds to its flavor and creates a delicate and flakey texture like no other! This quick bite is keto and gluten-free by using a Parmesan blend crust to give the fish extra flavor and a golden, crispy outer crust. We used Parmesan to mix it up a bit from our usual almond meal breading mixture, and it turned out great! The basic recipe can be applied to many different dishes- chicken, shrimp, pork, you name it. You can also play around with the “breading” mixture and add spices like paprika, garlic powder, oregano, or even replace the Parmesan for brown sugar in a pork dish!
Let’s crust some oven-baked tilapia!
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