Popper Topped Tilapia

This Recipe Makes: 2 Generous Servings

Approximate Cook and Prep Time: 30-40 minutes

Suggested Pairing: “This dish is best enjoyed outside in the sun with a fruity margarita !”

Here’s What You Will Need:

1 package Superior Select VSP Tilapia
1 fresh jalapeno, seeds removed and chopped finely
1/4 cup cream cheese
1/2 cup panko bread crumbs
1 teaspoon smoked paprika
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
2 Tablespoons bacon crumbles

Here’s How You Do It:

Preheat oven to 400 degrees
Remove fish from the package, pat dry, and season with salt and pepper
Place on a greased baking sheet
Combine remaining ingredients in a small mixing bowl and coat fish evenly with the mixture
Bake in the oven until topping browns and fish flakes easily apart
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 !”

Ring IT Up! Here’s Your Checklist:

1 package Superior Select VSP Tilapia
1 fresh jalapeno
1 package cream cheese
1 box panko breading
1 small container smoked paprika
1 small container garlic powder
1 small bag real bacon crumbles