Lemon Parmesan Crusted Whitefish (06.04.13)

Posted at 10:36 AM, Jun 04, 2013

by Jennifer Burns

  • 1 pound tilapia, cod or whitefish filets, rinsed and patted dry
  • 1/2 cup panko bread crumbs or whole wheat bread crumbs
  • 2 tablespoons lemon zest
  • 1 teaspoon dried parsley or basil
  • 1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1 shallot, diced
  • 1/2 lemon, juice only
  • 1/4 cup parsley, chopped (save 1 tablespoon for garnish)
  • Salt and Pepper, to taste

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.

In a shallow dish, mix together breadcrumbs, zest, cheese, parsley or basil, red pepper, salt and pepper. Coat each piece of fish with breadcrumb mixture. Pat down with hands. Place fish on a greased baking sheet. Bake for 10-12 minutes or until fish is flaky and golden brown.

In a frying pan over medium heat, melt the butter. Sauté the shallot for 1-2 minutes. Add the lemon, parsley, salt and pepper. Pour over fish. Garnish with remaining fresh parsley. Serve immediately.