Thursday, July 31, 2008

Low Carb Parmesan Almond Encrusted Tilapia

Have you heard about the Great American Seafood Cook off? Well for the last 5 years there has been a Great American Seafood Cookoff where Chefs create real seafood recipes of domestic seafood sustainability. If I was entered, I would probably do my Parmesan Almond Encrusted Tilapia or my Parmesan Shrimp. Both are great for my low carb diet. What about you? What would you do if you were entered? Do you have any great seafood recipes? The event is put on by the Louisiana Seafood Promotion & Marketing Board (LSPMB) and NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association)and is held in New Orleans, Louisiana. I am excited about the event because I love seafood and I love the health aspects of seafood. Living in Florida I can really appreciate the benefits of fresh, local seafood. One of my favorite seafood restaurants is Dixie Crossroads in Titusville, Florida. They are famous for their Rock Shrimp that is cooked and served in a manner similar to lobster. When it is served to you, it really resembles little baby lobsters. Yum yum! With the Great American Seafood Cookoff, they basically give you a set of ingredients and a time limit and you have to create something masterful. I think that sounds fun and challenging. Tickets for the event can be purchased for as low as $10.00.

# 4 tilapia filets
# 1/3 cup lemon juice
# 2 cups crushed almonds
# 1/2 cup light mayonnaise
# 1/3 cup chardonnay
# 1 1/2 cups Parmesan cheese
# 3 teaspoons rosemary and garlic herb blend
# Salt and pepper to taste

Preheat oven to 400 degrees and salt the tilapia filets. Combine the lemon juice, mayonnaise, and chardonnay in one bowl. Combine the almonds, Parmesan cheese, herbs, salt and pepper in another bowl. Dip filets, one at a time, in mayonnaise mixture, and then roll it in pistachio mixture until fully covered. Lightly grease a baking sheet with olive oil. Place the 4 filets on the baking sheet and bake for 15 minutes or until you can poke a fork in the center of the filet and the fish pulls apart easily in the middle. Makes a yummy low carb dinner.

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Sassy Mama Bear said...

Definitely keeping this recipe handy as it will be another great dish that my husband might like. He needs to start eating more fish, and less red meat and he is stubborn. I know he likes tilapia so I think this will be great. THANKS.

MMrussianadoption said...

so is it almonds or pistacchios?