Tilapia With Butter & Herb Crumble Topping

This quick and easy tilapia dish makes for a nutritious weeknight meal. Serve with steamed white rice and your favorite vegetable for a simple and light meal, or check out some of my blog’s popular side dishes for pairing ideas.

You Will Need:

  • 4-6 Tilapia fillets, thawed
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 cup plain bread crumbs
  • 4 tbsp melted soy-free margarine
  • 1/2 tsp dried basil
  • 1/2 tsp dried oregano
  • 1/2 tsp chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp orange zest


  1. Heat oven to 400 degrees and lightly oil a baking dish.
  2. Arrange tilapia fillets in baking dish so that no or few edges overlap.
  3. Sprinkle fish with salt and pepper.
  4. Toss breadcrumbs with melted butter and remaining seasonings. Spoon seasoned bread crumbs over fish.
  5. Bake for 15-18 minutes, or until fish flakes easily with a fork. Broil for an additional 2-3 minutes to brown topping.

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2 thoughts on “Tilapia With Butter & Herb Crumble Topping

  1. BabyBoomerBakes November 26, 2012 at 12:36 pm Reply

    I really like the herb combination you used. Sound wonderful!

    • Mrs. Mom November 26, 2012 at 9:04 pm Reply

      Thank you! It was seriously delicious! My husband, who is one to ONLY touch fish if it’s deep fried, asked for seconds– much to my amazement! The fish was also incredibly moist- yum!

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