It's hard to believe so much flavor could come from so few ingredients! Not to mention the fact that the fish bakes in about 15 minutes. If you're looking for a delicious fish recipe for a satisfying everyday meal, this is an excellent choice.
Mild, tasty tilapia is flavored with a Dijon mustard topping. The chopped pecans give the dish a nice crunch. To cut fat and calories even more, use herbs in place of the pecans or use a reduced fat mayonnaise.
This is also a good choice if you're trying to lower your carb intake. And feel free to use haddock or pollock fillets in the recipe. Thicker fish fillets will take a bit longer in the oven. Serve with low carb cauliflower rice or mashed cauliflower.
If you aren't lowering carbs, serve the fish with mashed or roasted potatoes.
- 1/2 cup mayonnaise
- 1/4 cup Dijon mustard (or use a similar gourmet mustard)
- 1 pound tilapia fillets (defrost in the refrigerator if frozen)
- 1 ounce finely chopped pecans (1/4 cup)
- Lightly butter a large, shallow baking pan, such as a jelly roll pan.
- In a small bowl, combine mayonnaise and mustard.
- Using paper towels, pat fish lightly to dry.
- Arrange fish fillets in prepared baking dish.
- Spread mayonnaise mixture over each fillet.
- Sprinkle each fillet with chopped pecans; press down gently.
- Bake in a preheated 350° oven for 12 to 15 minutes, until fish flakes easily with a fork.
- Use 2 to 3 fillets per person, or 4 to 6 ounces.
- Serve with broccoli and tomato slices.
Use another type of mild white fish in this recipe, such as pollock, haddock, cod, or catfish.