Monday, October 24, 2011

Pecan-crusted Tilapia, Royal Star Papaya, Okra - A Winner!

Supper was a hit!

We spent part of the day shopping in
Wimberly, Texas yesterday.
I came home with a little cookbook...
Cordon Bubba
by Barry Shlachter

Pecan-crusted Catfish sounded so good,
but, alas, no catfish in the freezer.
So... I thawed out a package of tilapia fillets.
There was..
No dry wine in the house.
Barely enough Dijon mustard

and so I followed the recipe... somewhat.

The following is my recipe inspired by this cute cookbook
that shares part of their earnings with
Habitat for Humanity.

Pecan-crusted Tilapia

1/4 cup Dijon-style mustard
1/4 cup cooking sherry
1 cup coarsley ground, lightly toasted pecans
2 large cloves garlic, finely minced
1/2 cup seasoned bread crumbs
1 pound of tilapia fillets

Lightly toast pecans. Heat oven to 375 degrees.
Thoroughly mix mustard, sherry and garlic in a
small bowl. Set aside

Mix bread crumbs and pecans together in a deep
dish pie plate.

Pat fillets dry on paper towels. Sprinkle the tiniest bit of
sea salt on the fish... not much!

Dip each fillet in the mustard mixture and press into the pecan/bread crumb
mixture, creating a heavy crust.

Spray Pam on jelly roll pan and lay fish fillets in the pan. Sprinkle any leftover
crumb mixture of the fish.

Bake 30 minutes... maybe a little longer depending on thickness of fillets.

As with most of our meals, I served fresh
Royal Star Papaya..
this time with fresh blueberries.
(A moment to brag a bit: My husband and our oldest son grow these magnificant
papayas in Mexico. We ship all over the U.S. and soon in Canada.)

The okra is salted and broiled on a "Pam'd" cookie
sheet... no oil! We love it!!

I'm joining the fun at All the Small Stuff for
Tuesdays at the Table
Come join the party!


Carrie @ Cottage Cozy said...

I would have to pass on the okra(not a fan)...but the rest looks wonderful!

Theresa said...

Sounds Yummy! I love okra and just had it this weekend:) I hope I can find that Royal Star Papaya in my stores someday! Have a blessed day dear Karen, HUGS!

Ivy and Elephants said...

Everything looks and sounds delicious.I've not tried the okra this way,(I love it!)but I'm willing to give this healthier version a shot.
I'll look for your brand in the market.

Nancy's Notes said...

A winner, sounds like it! My mouth is watering and it's not even had a drop of coffee yet! I am sure your Royal Star papaya was scrumptious! Everyone has to add that to their daily menu, yummy!

Hugs to you sweet friend.