Crunchy pecans combine with savory cheese to create a delicious topping for flavorful tilapia fillets! This main dish is perfect for a quick, healthy weeknight meal and will impress even non-seafood lovers.
You guys. I am officially a marathoner. YES. It happened and I couldn’t be more thrilled. I plan on writing a whole post about all the details of the weekend, but for now I just had to share that big news. I am still on cloud nine from the race and seriously riding that runner’s high all the way home. (While you see this I am still in transit back home from my ‘destination’ race!)
Today’s post does have something to do with my marathon training though so I thought it was appropriate to share after the big race, ya know?
Let’s talk about marathon training for a second. It’s grueling, it takes up a lot of time and will power, and it’s TIRING. I’ve been taking naps almost every afternoon and making sure I am getting a long night of sleep each evening. Another thing? I am sticking to QUICK, EASY meals.
There’s nothing I want to do less than cook a crazy difficult, hard to put together meal when I am dealing with major RUNGER and just need to get fuel in my body ASAP. Throughout my training, and especially as mileage increased, it was important that my meals were efficient and NUTRIENT DENSE.
Believe it or not, a few new recipes actually resulted do to this new approach to food. One of them being the dish that I am sharing with you today!
If you don’t know by now, I am a SEAFOOD LOVER. A seaFOODIE, if you will. 😉 I’ve never had a fish I don’t like and I’ll pretty much eat some sort of seafood everyday if I have the chance.
Pecan Parmesan Crusted Dijon Tilapia
My Pecan Parmesan Crusted Dijon Tilapia was born out of necessity one night when I needed a quick protein-rich and healthy fat-filled meal after a long run (of course I ate it alongside a hefty dose of carbs too!). I was RUNGRY, didn’t feel like waiting a long time for my food, yet wanted something tasty and satisfying.
Pecan Parmesan Crusted Dijon Tilapia
- Prep Time: 10 mins
- Cook Time: 25 mins
- Total Time: 35 mins
- Yield: 2 servings 1x
- Category: Main Meals
- 2 tbsp Dijon mustard
- 1 tbsp honey
- ½ cup raw pecans, roughly chopped
- ¼ cup parmesan cheese, grated
- ½ tsp smoked paprika
- ¼ tsp cayenne pepper
- ¼ tsp ground ginger
- salt and pepper, to taste
- 2 Bumble Bee Seafood SuperFresh® Tilapia with Garlic and Extra Virgin Olive Oil
- Preheat oven to 400F.
- Combine honey, Dijon, and spices in a small bowl.
- Combine the pecans and cheese in another bowl.
- Line a baking dish with parchment paper.
- Lay the fish fillets on the baking dish and coat the top of the fillets with the honey-mustard mixture lightly.
- Sprinkle the pecan-cheese mixture over the fillets coating them evenly and well.
- Bake until the fillets flake easily with a fork (about 15 minutes).
- In the last minute of baking put the oven to broil and the rack to the very top rung, broil the fish for 1 minute.
Gluten-free, high in healthy fats and protein, and perfect for replenishing your body after a tough day of work or strenuous workout. This meal tastes gourmet and fancy, yet you’ll love the simplicity and ease of it! Healthy, delicious, and Healthy Helper recipe tester approved. Hey, if it passes that test, you know it’s a winner! 🙂
What’s your favorite way to refuel after a busy day or workout?
Do you like seafood?
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Such a unique recipe! Will definitely try this out. Thanks for sharing. Stopping by from Create and Crave.
Thanks so stopping by!
This looks amazing! I lovee fish and nut crusts are always a favourite of mine!
Thanks Kristy!!! They are so so good!
Seafood is such a treat around here, so this would be a real delicious wonderful treat for the family! SO EXCITED about your first marathon. When’s your next one?
I AM SO EXCITED TOO, EM!!! Seriously still on cloud nine from the race!!! Next one is in January!!
What a combination of flavors with the pecans and dijon mustard and all of the spices. YUM! Thanks for sharing on Creative K Kids #TastyTuesdays
We use a lot of tilapia in our house! Thanks for sharing on the What’s for Dinner link up!
Let me know if you try this!
As it turns out, I have all of the ingredients to try this! It looks so good! I absolutely hated fish until a few years ago. I’m so glad that my tastes changed!
Definitely let me know if you make it!!
I love seafood, all kinds, and tilapia is in that list. This sounds perfect, I have not seen the BumbleBee Tilapia in the store, but I will be looking for it. This would be great with your pecan topping or we love to blacken it and have fish tacos. Yum! Now I’m hungry.
Let me know if you try this Nikki!
Sounds like a healthy way to make a tasty fish dinner, Thanks for sharing on Real Food Fridays. Pinned & tweeted! Have a healthy, happy & blessed Thanksgiving!
Thanks so much for linking up with Full Plate Thursday! We will have an early Thanksgiving Edition on 11-22 -16, hope to see you there!
Wishing you a bountiful Thanksgiving!
Yum!! This looks amazing! I’m always up for anything with pecans! Thanks for sharing on Homestead Blog Hop 🙂
Let me know if you make this!!
I love fish in crust! This is such a lovely and unique recipe. I’ve never served fish with nuts. Thanks for linking again with #FreeFromFridays and don’t forget to share the love and comment on at least a couple of other recipes every time you link up.
So welcome! Love your link up!!
I love tilapia, but never thought about using parmesan and pecans with it, great idea! Thanks for sharing at the Peaches+Salt Link party!
Let me know if you make! SO yummy.
Very interesting post and recipe. Are these products available in India? I would love to try them out if they are.
Not sure! Thanks so much!!