Our parents returned from a trip to Aunt Sarah’s house with this wonderful recipe. It’ll make a fish lover out of anyone, and it’s easy!
Aunt Sarah’s Crispy Tilapia w/ Special Tomato Sauce
1 1/2 lb tilapia cut into 4 oz portions or into fingers approx 1 1/2 in x 3 in (gourmet fish sticks, anyone?) 1/2 cup mayonnaise 1/2 cup dijon mustard panko bread crumbs olive oil
Mix the mayonnaise and dijon mustard together. Lightly salt and pepper fish on both sides. Spread both sides of fish with mayo/mustard mix, then roll in panko crumbs (japanese bread crumbs) and fry quickly in a hot skillet with a small amount of olive oil. Set fish aside on a paper towel lined plate.
Special Tomato Sauce: 3/4 stick of butter 4 roma tomatoes, chopped 1 1/2 Tsp. minced garlic a squeeze of fresh lemon juice splash of white wine 2 Tabl. capers
Melt butter, add garlic, lemon and white wine. Add tomatoes, capers, cook and reduce the liquid until not runny. Note: This sauce is very good tossed with cooked bow tie pasta and chicken that has been sauteed in butter and browned. Sprinkle with your favorite grated Italian cheese.
To serve: Top a piece of crispy fish with the Special Tomato Sauce at the table just before eating! Enjoy