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Popper Topped Tilapia

Recipe Details

  • Recipe Makes: 2 generous servings
  • Approximate Prep and Cook Time: 30-40 minutes
  • Suggested Pairing: This dish is best enjoyed outside in the sun with a fruity margarita.
Always cook fish to an internal temperature of 145°F.
  • 1 package Superior Tilapia
  • 1 fresh jalapeno, seeds removed and chopped finely
  • 1/4 cup cream cheese
  • 1/2 cup panko bread crumbs
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 2 tbsp bacon crumbles
  1. Pre-heat oven to 400°F.
  2. Remove fish from the package, pat dry, and season with salt and pepper.
  3. Place on a greased baking sheet.
  4. Combine remaining ingredients in a small mixing bowl and coat fish evenly with the mixture.
  5. Bake in the oven until topping browns and fish flakes easily apart.
  6. Serve with fresh greens and a light vinaigrette.

Chef Tip: Make sure and wear gloves when working with hot peppers and don’t touch your face while cutting them!

Got leftovers? This cream cheese mixture would be perfect in a stuffed baked potato!