Hazelnut and Cherry Encrusted Tilapia

1
MaryEllyn Thomas

By
@MaryEllynThomas

This recipe (another one from my sister's cooking class) spoke to me as we are so lucky here in the Pacific NW to have Hazelnuts grown here. I look forward to cherry season and always dry them for use later in the year.( You don't have to do this step it's just what I do). November comes and the Hazelnuts are here. OMG, how lucky are we! This is an amazing dish, the sweet and the crunch, oh my!

Rating:

★★★★★ 1 vote

Comments:
Serves:
4
Prep:
15 Min
Cook:
10 Min

Ingredients

Add to Grocery List

  • 6 slice
    tilapia
  • 1 c
    dijonais sauce
  • 1/2 lb
    butter
  • 1/2 lb
    whole shelled hazelnuts
  • 1/2 lb
    sun dried cherries
  • 2 qt
    panko bread crumbs
  • 1/2 bunch
    parsley
  • ·
    salt and pepper
  • 1/2 lb
    butter
  • 1/2 lb
    sun dried cherries
  • 2 Tbsp
    rum

How to Make Hazelnut and Cherry Encrusted Tilapia

Step-by-Step

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees
  2. Lay tilapia on sprayed baking dish. Coat top of fish with dijonaise sauce. Cover fish completely with crust mixture.
  3. Bake approximately for 10 - 12 minutes and serve topped with rum soaked cherries.
  4. CRUST: In a sauce pot melt 1/2 lb butter. Add 1/2 lb cherries and let soak on low for 10 minutes.
    *In a food processor, chop hazelnuts until small uniform pieces are achieved. Transfer to a mixing bowl.
    *In a food processor combine breadcrumbs, buttered cherries and parsley. Combine well and add to hazelnuts.
    *Combine the cherry crust and hazelnuts by hand in a mixing bowl. Add 1T salt and 1/2 T pepper. Taset and adjust accordingly.
  5. RUM SOAKED CHERRIES
    *In a saucepan combine butter, cherries and rum. Simmer for 5 minutes. Remove from heat.

Printable Recipe Card

About Hazelnut and Cherry Encrusted Tilapia

Course/Dish: Fish




Show 3 Comments & Reviews

17 Delicious Recipes With Wine Pairings

17 Delicious Recipes With Wine Pairings

Kitchen Crew @JustaPinch

Ever wonder what wines you should pair with your favorite foods? Here is your guide!

24 Perfect Grilling Out Recipes

24 Perfect Grilling Out Recipes

Kitchen Crew @JustaPinch

Grilling season is here! This is your one-stop shop for all the grilling recipes you need to make your Spring and Summer cookouts absolutely awesome!

There's Nothing Fishy About These Seafood Dinner Recipes

There's Nothing Fishy about these Seafood Dinner Recipes

Kitchen Crew

A seafood dinner isn't something you only have to enjoy at a restaurant. While a meal can look complicated, putting together a delicious seafood dinner at home is easy. It's...