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02-24-2008, 01:09 PM
I made Cook's Illustrated's Lighter Oven Fried Fish (http://www.cooksillustrated.com/recipe.asp?recipeids=4273&bdc=51276)for dinner last night and have two whole breaded tilapia filets left. Any ideas on how to make another meal out of it? i served it last night with a salad and some corn casserole. It's a great recipe but I'd suggest adding some spices to the bread crumb coating.
02-24-2008, 01:35 PM
I actually just made a fish panini a few weeks ago based on breaded tilapia! I added some mango salsa and pepper jack cheese, and grilled it on sliced sourdough. Since you've already got the tilapia, you can skip that part!
CARIBBEAN FISH PANINI
1 cup mango, diced into 1/2" chunks
1/4 red onion, chopped finely
1/4 cup cilantro, chopped
2 tablespoons light sour cream
2 tablespoons light mayonnaise
1 teaspoon freshly squeezed lime juice
1 cup panko breadcrumbs
1/4 teaspoon sea salt
4 tilapia filets (approx. 1 lb total)
4 slices pepper jack cheese
8 slices sourdough bread
2 tablespoons olive oil
To make the mango salsa: Combine mango, red onion and cilantro in a medium bowl; set aside.
To make the lime dressing: Combine sour cream, mayonnaise and lime juice in a small bowl; set aside.
Preheat panini grill to 350 degrees.
To prepare the tilapia: In a shallow bowl, combine panko crumbs and salt. In another shallow bowl, beat egg. Dip each tilapia filet first in the egg and then in the crumb mixture, coating well with crumbs. Grill tilapia on the panini grill for 5-6 minutes or until fish is cooked through.
To build the panini: Spread a few teaspoons of lime dressing on a piece of sourdough. Spoon about 1/4 cup of mango salsa on top of the lime dressing. Place a tilapia filet on top of the mango salsa. Lay a slice of the pepper jack cheese on top of the tilapia. Top with another slice of sourdough. Brush olive oil on the top of the sandwich.
Grill for about 6 minutes or until the bread is crispy and golden and the cheese is melted. Serve hot.
Here's the link to it on my blog: http://paninihappyrecipes.blogspot.com/2008/02/caribbean-fish-panini.html
And also the behind-the-scenes on how I created the recipe (this one actually took an unusual number of trials - a two-parter!):
Part I (http://paninihappy.blogspot.com/2008/02/fish-meandering-part-i.html)
Part II (http://paninihappy.blogspot.com/2008/02/fish-meandering-part-ii.html)
02-25-2008, 09:41 AM
Thanks! Shortly after I posted this, my DH decided he wanted the fish for lunch so I decided to make...french bread paninis. :) I really wish I had seen your post before I made them as I just used provolone & some mayo. The mango salsa and lime dressing sound amazing. I'll definitely try this next time since we loved the fish & panini combo.
02-25-2008, 11:11 AM
I love to make fish salads! Lettuce, tomato, olives, radishes, anything else you have and use a good asian flavored dressing....Yum!
02-25-2008, 12:11 PM
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