Baked Tilapia Fillets with Mustard-Pecan Crust

Crusted Fish
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  • 20 mins
  • Prep: 5 mins,
  • Cook: 15 mins
  • Yield: 4 Servings

Mild, tasty tilapia is flavored with a Dijon mustard topping. The chopped pecans give the dish a nice crunch. To cut fat and calories even more, use herbs in place of the pecans or use a reduced fat mayonnaise.

What You'll Need

  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup brown mustard, such as French's Bold 'n Spicy
  • 1 pound tilapia fillets, if frozen, thaw
  • 1/4 cup chopped pecans, finely chopped

How to Make It

Lightly butter a large, shallow baking pan, such as a jelly roll pan.

In a small bowl, combine mayonnaise and mustard.

Using paper towels, pat fish lightly to dry.

Arrange fish fillets in prepared baking dish.

Spread mayonnaise mixture over each fillet.

Sprinkle each fillet with chopped pecans; press down gently.

Bake in a preheated 350° oven for 12 to 15 minutes, until fish flakes easily with a fork.

Use 2 to 3 fillets per person, or 4 to 6 ounces.

Serve with broccoli and tomato slices.

Makes 4 servings.

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