I am a person who loves everything that comes from the sea. I just love it! Fish, shrimp, calamari, lobster, crab... Really, if it comes from the sea, chances are great that I'll really like it, specially if it has a crunchy crust like in this baked panko fish.
But the truth is, sometimes you are just tired of using the same recipe for white fish over and over again. I mean, fish is great, but when you find a great new recipe, it tastes even better.
Moist and crunchy Panko Fish
In this Baked Panko Tilapia, what I like the most is the crunchy texture on top. This takes our old Tilapia fillet to a whole new level.
The fish is seasoned with salt, old bay and lemon juice. Nothing fancy or extraordinary, but it just tastes so good. Then you top it off with the Panko crumbs, mixed with Parmesan cheese, oregano, garlic powder and butter, creating a delicious paste that will cover your whole fish.
The ending result is a delicious and very moist fish, with a delicate flavor and a yummy crunchy crust.
My kids love it! Because of the crunchy topping, they feel like they are eating fish nuggets (but larger and much healthier).
What I love about fish recipes is that they cook so fast! They are the perfect option for busy days, when you don't have much time for cooking. You can have this recipe ready in just 20 minutes!
It's also easy to make! No skills are necessary here. You basically sprinkle the fish with seasonings, mix the toppings together, spread over the fish, and bake it. That's it.
So, if you were looking for a great fish recipe, that brings flavor and texture to your mouth, then look no further. This recipe will sure please your family, including the kids!
Baked Panko Fish
- 6-7 fillets Tilapia
- 11/4 tsp Kosher salt (or add the preferred amount to your liking)
- 11/4 tsp Old bay
- 2 tbsp Lemon juice
- 1 cup Panko bread crumbs
- ¼ cup Parmesan Cheese (freshly grated is better)
- 1 tsp Oregano
- 1 tsp Garlic powder
- ¼ cup Salted butter (softened)
- Place oven rack in the center of the oven. Heat oven to 375ºF. Prepare a rimmed baking sheet lining it with silicone mat or lightly greasing it.Pour lemon juice equally between the fillets. Sprinkle fish fillets with salt and old bay equally. While fish marinates, start preparing the Panko crust.Add butter inside a bowl and stir it well, until it becomes a cream. Add Parmesan cheese, oregano, garlic powder, and mix it all together. Now add the Panko bread Crumbs and mix everything until it forms a crumbly cream.Spoon it equally over the fish fillets, and press it with the back of the spoon to help it stick to the fish.Bake it for approximately 7 minutes. After this, cancel the baking option, turn on the Hi Broil, and broil it for approximately 3 minutes, or until crust is golden. Your fish should flake easily when ready.Don't over bake it.Enjoy it with your favorite vegetable, rice and/or salad.