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Tasty Eats | Parmesan Crusted Tilapia

Before I share this recipe I want to take a moment to wish my sister a very happy birthday! 
It's hard to put into words the bond between sisters, but I'll try! She's my best friend, the person I call when I need advice and the one I can count on for giving me her honest opinion. She's the best mommy in the world (only second to our own mother) and she is the definition of a strong woman! I am incredibly proud to have a sister that rocks it in all facets of life - especially professionally - she was just on CNBC - pretty amazing! Love you more than I can ever put into words Yana, can't wait to celebrate with you tonight! 
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Onto the recipe! I have had this Parmesan crusted tilapia recipe for months now and this weekend we were able to finally make it. I modified the original recipe just a bit to add some of the ingredients we had on hand, but we stayed very true to the original and it was delicious. I know there are a few people who aren't "fish" people, and this would be just as amazing with chicken! 
Parmesan Crusted Tilapia with Tomato-Basil Cream Sauce

What You'll Need

  1. 4 cloves of garlic - finely chopped
  2. 1 shallot - finely chopped
  3. 1 package of cherry tomatoes
  4. ¾ cup of cream
  5. handful of basil leaves
  6. one small onion - finely chopped
  7. 4 tilapia fillets 
  8. ½ cup of flour
  9. 2 eggs beaten
  10. 1 cup parmesean cheese
  11. 1 cup breadcrumbs
  12. garlic powder
  13. olive oil

Directions

  1. Rinse and pat dry the tilapia fillets, season with garlic salt and pepper - put off to the side on a separate plate. 
  2. Heat olive oil in a small skillet and add in garlic, onions and shallot - stir and cook for 2 min. Add the cherry tomatoes in and cook for another 2 minutes. Then add the cream and set a timer for 15 minutes so that your sauce can thicken. Make sure your heat is on medium low and if it boils that's OK. 
  3. In another larger skillet, pour oil to cover the bottom of the skillet.
  4. Get ready to have an assembly line created! 
    Parmesan Crusted Tilapia with Tomato-Basil Cream Sauce
  5. In a bowl or a plate, have your flour ready and also have a separate bowl or plate for the whipped eggs. 
  6. In a bowl or plate, combine Parmesan, breadcrumbs and a little garlic powder
  7. Dip the tilapia in the flour first, then coat in the egg and press it into the breadcrumb/Parmesan mixture.
  8. Place on the heated skillet and cook for 3-4 minutes per side. I tend to over cook and let each side cook for about 5 mins. 
  9. While the fish is cooking chop up your fresh basil (finely) and add it into the sauce and stir. 
Parmesan Crusted Tilapia with Tomato-Basil Cream Sauce

One thing to note is if your Tilapia fillets are on the larger side - you just repeat the steps until you've cooked them all. We had really large fillets and enough for leftovers! 

I served this with oven roasted asparagus and carrots - just a little dab of olive oil, garlic and pepper to taste and popped in the oven for 10-12 minutes! 

As I mentioned if you're not a fan of fish this can be easily made with chicken as a substitute

All that's left is to enjoy! 

63 comments

  1. I'm coming to your house for dinner ;) I love how it incorporates the tomatoes with the tilapia. Sounds delish!

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  2. Oooh this is definitely being put onto my To-Make list! Looks tasty!!
    Happy birthday to your sister!!

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  3. You and your sissy are so beautiful! Enjoy celebrating! That tilapia looks heaven,y. I've made it but your cream sauce took it up a yummy notch! Can't wait to try!! Happy Tuesday!

    livingoncloudandreanine.blogspot.com

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  4. Happy birthday to your sister!!! And you know how I feel about fish so I won't even say it but I am all about parmesan crusted anything else haha!

    <3, Pamela
    Sequins & Sea Breezes

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  5. I bet this would be good with chicken too! I've never tried tilapia. Btw your sister is gorgeous just like you. My sister's bday is in July too! I swear our family is so similar lol. xo

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  6. Happy Birthday to your lovely sister!! This recipe looks so yummy - Parmesan crusted everything for me please :)

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  7. Happy Birthday to your sister! I love a good parmesan crust and this looks delicious!

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  8. Yum, I love parmesan chicken and I love grilled tilapia so I'm guessing I would love this!! Happy Birthday to your sister, love my sister bond and I'm always so happy to hear about other sister relationships!

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  9. This looks so good! You always post the best recipe photos and I always want to cook it immediately!
    -Hannah
    www.sweeterthanserenity.com

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  10. YUM! You have been posting such amazing recipes! I've never tried tilapia, but since I've been trying salmon this is definitely next!

    And HAPPY BIRTHDAY to your beautiful sissie <3

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  11. Awww! Happy birthday to your sister! What a special relationship that you have. This dish looks so decadent and delicious Biana. Thanks for sharing!
    xo, Whitney and Blaire
    Peaches In A Pod

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  12. Happy birthday to your sister! :)

    And this recipe sounds awesome- I'm a huge tilapia fan, so I'm game for this!

    -Ashley
    Le Stylo Rouge

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  13. i love this dish! looks so light and yum :) i'm a fish. fan. and happy birthday to the sister! sibling birthdays are the best :) xo

    cheshirekatblog.com

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  14. Yum, this sounds and looks so good! I was just saying the other day that I need to make fish more often!

    prosecco in the park

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  15. This looks so good. Tilapia is one of my fave types of fish. Yum!

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  16. There is nothing better then a sister - happy birthday to yours!

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  17. Happy birthday to you sister!! You two are so sweet! This recipe looks soooo yummy! Parmesan in crusted! I'm totally sold!!

    <3 Shannon
    Upbeat Soles

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  18. I don't understand people who aren't "fish people" and that recipe looks delish!! Come and make it for me? I'm pregnant and lazy :)

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  19. That sounds SO delicious! Tilapia is my favorite!

    www.rosyoutlookblog.com

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  20. That looks and sounds amazing!!

    xx Leah / Eat Pray Wear Love

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  21. that looks amazing, going to add it to my must try recipe list!

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  22. Sisters truly are the best, right?!!??! Happy Birthday to her!!!!!

    This meal looks amazingly delicious!

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  23. This dish looks amazing! Yum!! Happy birthday to your sister!!

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  24. Yum!!! I've never cooked with Tilapia before but I love tomato/basil anything!!!

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  25. Happy birthday to your sister! I completely know what you mean, the relationship with a sister can't be compared to anything else!

    xx,
    Susie

    www.SequinsandStrawberries.com

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  26. Happy birthday to your beautiful sister! This looks delicious, I'd just have to use chicken ;)

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  27. This looks so delicious, I am a HUGE fan of tilapia and I love parmesan crusted anything! I'm definitely going to be trying this one! Happy birthday to your sister, this was such a sweet post! XO -Kim
    www.thethirtysomethinglife.com

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  28. That looks like a recipe that would go over well in my household. Such a yummy recipe thanks for the share!

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  29. You always have such good seafood recipes
    Happy Birthday to your sis... you both have the same great smile.

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  30. My husband has been fishing several weeks in a row so we have been having fresh fish in the house. Typically the fish ends up fried but I need to try a few new things. This recipe looks amazing!

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  31. this sounds amazing! we eat a lot of tilapia and cod in our house, but rarely breaded because of the whole gluten free thing. womp womp. but i can totally do the parmesan and all the other ingredients! yum. happy birthday to your sister :)

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  32. Love that you used a tomato-basil cream sauce with this! I'm not a huge fan of fish, but my husband loves it. I might just have to try this for him, and I'll have pasta with the sauce instead haha!

    xo, Rachel
    www.ablondesmoment.com

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  33. Awe, happy birthday to your sis! And YUM to the recipe- we are on such a fish kick right now, so this is right up my alley.

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  34. Happy Birthday to your sister!!! I love your assembly line, I totally do that with anything I have to dip in multiple things before actually make it to the pan. This looks yummy!

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  35. You and your sister look so beautiful together - happy birthday to her! I love anything with a parmesan touch - sounds like another great meal!

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  36. Happy birthday to your sister ! I was drooling just reading the post title ! Probably because I shouldn't have read this so close to lunchtime...I'll have to try this ASAP !

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  37. Happy Birthday to your sister! You are both so beautiful! Thanks for sharing this recipe, I love Tilapia!

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  38. Your sister sounds like an amazing lady so it's great to honor her today! Your recipes also looks amazing! I haven't cooked tilapia in a few years so I'll have to give this recipe a try once I get all the ingredients. The sauce sounds delish!

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  39. My mom makes a different version of encrusted tilapia which is yummy,. Yours looks delish with the cream sauce and topped off with tomatoes. I love tomatoes.

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  40. Happy birthday to your sister!! That recipe looks soooo good, too! My husband isn't a huge fish fan, but with the crust and sauce, he will love this one, for sure!

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  41. That looks amazing, definitely right up my alley! May need to try that! And Happy Birthday to your sister! Sisters really are the best thing ever!

    Shannon
    Clothes & Quotes

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  42. Happy birthday to your pretty sissy! Two gorgeous gals, for sure. That is one gorgeous meal, my friend!

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  43. yummy!! and happy birthday to your sister!

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  44. Happy birthday to your sister, and that looks delicious!

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  45. That sounds delicious! And happy birthday to your sister!

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  46. We basically had this same recipe for dinner last night. So good!

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  47. Happy Birthday to your sister! My sister and I share that same bond. I'd never have it any other way. (: This recipe sounds delicious! I need to try it! I bet that sauce would be awesome with chicken too.

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  48. Oooo yum yum yum. I have some Tilapia in the freezer... so gonna try this ! :D

    Thanks for sharing <3

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  49. I love a new seafood recipe! This looks amazing!

    Wishes & Reality

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  50. Yum, that looks so good! Happy birthday to your sister! I haven't heard of too many people named Yana, but that's my mom's name. :)

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  51. YUM! I could eat fish every single night and never get sick of it. Happy Birthday to your sister!! :)

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  52. Happy birthday to your sister! I love that her name is Yana and yours is Biana!

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  53. Aww you and your sister look so much alike! Happy birthday to her, hope you guys have a great time celebrating ;)

    Paula
    Thirteen Thoughts

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  54. Omgsh Tilapia is like one of the only fish I like--I so need to try this :)

    Tori
    FashionBlingGirlyThings

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  55. This looks SO SO delicious! I can't wait to try it!

    xo,
    Jessica
    www.fortheloveofbubbly.com

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  56. this looks so yummy! i've been eating lots of seafood lately, and this is a great one to try!! looks great, girl!

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  57. Oooh, I love tilapia and this fish looks so summery! think I'll be making this soon!

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  58. Um...can you please come over and cook for me tonight? This looks sooo much better than the hot dog I scarfed down between my sons' baseball games lol!

    Taffeta & Tulips

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  59. This is making my mouth water! It looks so delicious and I will definitely be trying this one out. I am always looking for new fish recipes, thank you!! xoxo

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  60. mmmm yes please! Saved! (loving the plates too girl!)

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