fish fillets with cornmeal crust

In my continuing quest to prepare healthier meals, I concocted this recipe that uses white fish (tilapia and basa are recommended) and organic cornmeal. It’s not hard to do and can be made in half an hour.

4 white fish fillets such as tilapia or basa
1/2-2/3 cup organic cornmeal
2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley or 1 tablespoon dried parsley
1/2 tablespoon onion powder
1/2 tablespoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon lemon pepper
1/2 teaspoon mixed herbs such as Mrs. Dash
Cooking spray

  1. Preheat the oven to 400˚F. Line a baking tray with aluminum foil and spray with cooking spray. Set aside.
  2. In a shallow pan combine the cornmeal, parsely, onion and garlic powders, salt, lemon pepper, and Mrs. Dash. Dredge each fillet in the cornmeal mixture until thoroughly coated. Place on the prepared baking tray. Spray the tops with cooking spray.
  3. Bake for 10-15 minutes or until the fish flakes easily with a fork.

It tends to be crunchy and dry. So if a moister product is desired, serve the fish with vegetables in a light sauce or prepare a salsa to serve with it. I suggest a tomato-avocado salsa although a mango salsa would be delicious too.