Parmesan-Red Pepper Fish

Cyndi Holman


Try these with any white fish fillets: mahi mahi, tilapia, perch, cod, etc.

Blue Ribbon Recipe

This spicy, crispy and flaky fried fish was a hit at my dinner table! I served it on a bed of rice, a twist of lemon and a side of seasoned broccoli. I seasoned with Cajun seasonings and it was the perfect meal.

I did fry over a med/high heat (this wasn't indicated in the recipe) and I added the fish fillets only after the butter and pan were hot enough to fry the fish. The Test Kitchen


★★★★★ 6 votes

10 Min
10 Min
Pan Fry


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  • 1/3 c
    all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 c
  • 1/3 c
    Panko bread crumbs
  • 1/3 c
    grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 tsp
    crushed red pepper
  • 1/4 tsp
    ground black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp
  • 2-4
    mahi mahi (or other white fish) fillets
  • 3 Tbsp

How to Make Parmesan-Red Pepper Fish


  1. Prepare 3 shallow bowls: in the first put the flour.
  2. In the second, put the milk.
  3. Combine the bread crumbs, Parmesan, crushed red pepper, pepper, and salt in the third bowl.
  4. Coat the fillets with the flour, then the milk, and then the bread crumbs-Parmesan mixture.
  5. Press the mixture into the fish.
  6. Melt the butter in a skillet, and sauté fillets until golden brown and flesh flakes easily.

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About Parmesan-Red Pepper Fish

Course/Dish: Fish
Main Ingredient: Fish
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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