This Honey-Mustard Panko Breaded Fried Tilapia dish was actually inspired by a Rachael Ray 30-Minute Meals episode that I watched yesterday night. Except Rachael used pork cutlets. I wanted to do something different with the tilapia fillets that I had so I figured I’d use the concept.
6 pack of Tilapia fillets, thawed (a bag is $6 at Wal-Mart Supercenter)
3/4 cup of spicy brown mustard
1/3 cup of honey
a tbsp of vinegar
half a bag of Panko breadcrumbs (find at Asian stores)
salt & pepper
oil for frying
Heat up oil in a frying pan.
Slice the fish in the middle so that should give you 12 pieces of fish fillets.
Combine the mustard and honey. Add the tbsp of vinegar just to thin out the mustard and honey a bit.
In another bowl, season the Panko breadcrumbs with salt and pepper.
Drench both sides of the fillets with the honey-mustard combo. Coat each fillets with the breadcrumbs. Fry them in the oil until golden brown. Do this in batches.
They didn’t turn out as “pretty” as I would’ve wanted them but the flavors were definitely there. They look like fried plantains but trust me, they are fish . I served them with rice and green beans with cherry tomatoes salad.
—-originally posted at old Blisstree under b5media—–