Pamesan, Panko Crusted Tilapia w/DiDi's Chutney

Diane Atherton


My friend; Didi Dalaba here on JAP makes the BEST Peach/Mango/Jalapeno Chutney (canning recipe) you've ever tasted! I went looking for a recipe for fish just so I could use her Chutney recipe (other than just eating it out of the jar). It was absolutely outstanding on this Tilapia!

This recipe was inspired from a recipe on "Sweet Chef" blogg. I adjusted the spices to my liking and added parmesan cheese.

I've added salt to the ingredients, if you are watching your salt intake, just omit the salt.

Hope you enjoy!! And, look up Didi's Chutney, it is awesome!!

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2 or 3
15 Min
15 Min
Stove Top


  • 2 Tbsp
    olive oil, extra virgin
  • 2 or 3
    tilapia fillets, rinse and pat dry
  • 1/2 c
    butter, melted (if watching salt, use unsalted butter)
  • 2 Tbsp
    fresh squeezed lemon juice
  • 1/4 tsp
    garlic powder
  • 1 c
    panko bread crumbs, plain
  • 3/4 c
    parmesan cheese
  • 1 tsp
    ground black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp
    salt, optional (if watching salt, don't add)
  • 1 1/2 tsp
    dry mustard
  • 3/4 tsp
  • 1/2 tsp
    ginger powder
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 1/2 tsp
    crushed red pepper flakes

How to Make Pamesan, Panko Crusted Tilapia w/DiDi's Chutney


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Add olive oil to oven safe skillet. I used a 10-inch iron skillett. Set aside until ready to heat.
  3. Rinse fish fillets, pat dry; set aside.
  4. Melt butter, add lemon just and garlic powder; mix well and pour into a bowl or pan large enough to accomodate a single fish fillet. I used a loaf pan.
  5. In another bowl or pan combine the Panko bread crumbs, parmesan cheese, pepper, salt (omit if watching salt intake), dry mustard, nutmeg, ginger, paprika, and crushed red pepper; mix well. I used a loaf pan.
  6. Heat olive oil in skillet over medium heat (on top of stove). Be careful to not over heat. Just be sure you get it hot enough to fry.
  7. Dip fillets one at a time in butter mixture and then in dry breading mixture.
  8. Place fillets in hot oil and fry until bottom is browned; flip and add additional (dry) breading mixture to tops of fillet; drizzle with remaining butter, lemon and garlic mixture.
  9. Place skillet in oven and bake for 11 to 12 minutes.
  10. Serve over a bed of rice just like it is or venture out and add Didi Dalaba's Peach/Mango/Jalapeno Chutney (canning recipe)

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About Pamesan, Panko Crusted Tilapia w/DiDi's Chutney

Course/Dish: Fish
Main Ingredient: Fish
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Healthy

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