Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Tilapia Croquettes, revisited

I hate it when I make something that I don’t realize is going to be AWESOME, so I don’t bother taking pictures for the blog. LOL  This turned out to be the case last night when I decided to make tilapia croquettes for dinner.  I didn’t have the time nor energy to come up the stairs to print out the recipe, but I was pretty sure I remembered it.  Mostly.  So I set out to eek out dinner despite having a really lousy day, and it turned in to a delicious dinner for everyone, which, in turn, helped make my day better.

1 lb tilapia filets

1/2 c. panko breadcrumbs

1/2 c. Italian flavored breadcrumbs

2 eggs, scrambled

1/2 stalk celery, chopped

1/2 onion, chopped

2 Tbs. olive oil

1 Tbsp. lime juice

2 Tbs. butter

1/4 c. white wine

2 Tbsp. sweet relish

1/2 tsp red pepper flakes


  1. Melt 1 Tbsp butter in skillet and add 1 Tbsp. oil. 
  2. Sauté onion and celery until onion is translucent.
  3. Add fish filets and cook over medium-low heat.
  4. Once fish is cooked through, break it up into chunks and add white wine.
  5. Turn heat to low and allow wine to reduce.
  6. While the fish is cooking, beat the egg in a bowl. 
  7. Add relish and lime juice to egg.
  8. In separate bowl, combine breadcrumbs, salt, pepper & red pepper flakes.
  9. Fold wet & dry ingredients together and add fish, turning gently. You don’t want to shred the fish.
  10. Heat remaining oil & butter in skillet.
  11. Press approx. 1/3 cup of breading and mixture into patties.  Mine made 8 or 9.
  12. Cook in small batches until brown. 



Wendy said...

sounds yummy! We love Tilapia and eat it often. I'll definitely try this one. Although I might leave out the relish.