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Saturday, January 26, 2013

Cracker Crusted Tilapia with Homemade Tarter Sauce

Last week I made a simple tilapia dish using ritz crackers as a crust. I used tilapia becuase it was on sale at the supermarket, but any fish would work well. Ritz crackers are salty, buttery and crunchy, making them a great crusting option. I also like using the crackers because they add great flavor and texture without having to use a deep fryer. I paired the fish with homemade tarter sauce and roasted vegetables. This recipe is simple and tasty enough for your whole family to enjoy!

Cracker Crusted Tilapia
(Serves 2)
2 fresh tilapia fillets
1 egg, whisked
1 package ritz crackers, crushed in plastic baggie
Salt, pepper and garlic powder
1 tbsp butter

Dab any excess water off your fish with a paper towl. Add whisked egg to rimmed plate. On a seprate plate, pour your crushed crackers, mixing with spices. Drudge fish through egg wash, then add to cracker mixture, ensuring fish is fully coated with crackers. Set aside. In a large skillet, add 1 tbsp butter over medium heat. When butter has melted, add fish to pan. Cook 3-4 minutes on each side or until crackers have browned and fish is cooked through. Plate with a dollop of tarter sauce.

Healthier Tarter Sauce
1 cup light sour cream
2-3 tbsp mayo
1/4 cup minced dill pickles
1/4 cup minced red onion
2-3 tsp dijon mustard
2 tsp chopped garlic
3-4 tbsp fresh lemon juice
Salt and pepper

Mix all ingredients well. Serve with your favorite fish or seafood dish.

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