Thursday, February 17, 2011

Red Lobster Parmesan Crusted Tilapia

This Italian inspired dish features fresh Tilapia baked with a
delicious coating of fresh Parmesan cheese, butter and Parmesan

Serves 4

* 4 ea 5-6 oz Tilapia Fillets
* Non-stick Cooking Spray
* 1/2 lb. Linguini, cooked

Parmesan Crust:
* 1/2 cup Panko Bread Crumbs (Japanese style breadcrumbs that
are usually found in the ethnic items section of your supermarket)
* 1/2 cup Parmesan Cheese, pre-shredded

Parmesan Base:
* 1/2 cup Parmesan Cheese, pre-shredded
* 1 Tbsp. Parsley, dried
* 10 oz Prepared Refrigerated Alfredo Sauce

Parmesan Cream Sauce:
1. 2 Tbsp. Fresh Basil, Chopped
2. 1/4 cup Chablis or Chardonnay Wine, optional
3. 1/4 cup Half and Half


1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees.

2. Spray a 9X13 baking dish with Non-stick Cooking Spray. Place
the 4 Tilapia fillets in the dish and set aside.

3. In a small bowl, mix the Panko bread crumbs and 1/2 cup
Parmesan cheese to make the crust for the topping. Set aside.

4. To assemble the Parmesan Base, place 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese, 1
Tbsp. parsley and the prepared Alfredo sauce in a medium bowl and
stir well. Remove 1/2 cup of the mixture (reserving the rest to
make the Parmesan Cream Sauce) and brush onto the 4 pieces of
Tilapia, making a thick, even covering on the fish. Evenly sprinkle
the Parmesan Crust on top of the fish. Bake on the top shelf of the
oven for 15-20 minutes or until fish reaches 140-150 degrees and
the crust is golden brown.

5. Meanwhile while the fish is baking, make the Parmesan Cream
sauce. Place the remaining Parmesan Base in a medium sauce pan, add
the fresh Basil, Wine, and Half and Half and heat over medium heat
until the sauce is simmering, stirring often.

6. Toss the Parmesan Cream Sauce and the Linguini together and
serve with the Parmesan Crusted Tilapia. Sprinkle with additional
Parmesan cheese if desired.

Source: Red Lobster

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