This and that: Citrus Breaded Tilapia with Citrus Salad ~ CIC

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Citrus Breaded Tilapia with Citrus Salad ~ CIC

It is time again for our Crazy Ingredient Challenge.
This month our ingredients are Orange (or Citrus) and Breadcrumbs.
Oranges are the best at this time of year.  I very seldom buy them any other time of year, but in the winter I eat them until I get cankers (the biggest downfall of citrus fruits).  So when the chosen ingredients were oranges (or citrus) and breadcrumbs I had no problem coming up with something to make.  Both chicken and fish work well with any citrus fruits.  I had some Tilapia in the freezer and decided to use that to make my recipe, but any white fish would work well with this recipe.

Citrus Breaded Tilapia with Citrus Salad

For Fish
3-4 Tilapia fillets
Juice of 1/2 lemon
Juice of 1 orange
1/3 cup bread crumbs
1 tsp of lemon and orange peel (total of 1 tsp)
1 tsp Greek Seasoning
lemon pepper (or pepper)
1 tbsp oil

For Salad (I didn't measure anything for this salad)
Spring Mix Salad
Orange sections cut in bite size pieces
Grapefruit sections cut in bite size pieces
Red Wine Vinegar
Lemon Juice

Juice lemon and orange juice (I got close to 1/4 cup of the both juices).
Place Tilapia in flat dish and pour juices over fish.  Marinate for at least 1 hour.
In small bowl combine bread crumbs, lemon and orange peel and Greek Seasoning.
Season each fillet with salt and lemon pepper (or plain pepper).
Dredge each piece of fish in bread crumb mixture
Heat oil over medium high heat in frying pan, once hot place fish in pan and cook for 3-4 minutes each side (may need to be longer if fish is thick) or cook until fish is flaky.
While fish is cooking make salad by combine Spring Mix Salad, orange and grapefruit section and onions.  Drizzle red wine vinegar and lemon juice over salad.

Last month I made Pumpkin Bacon Ratotouille.

 Check out what everyone else made for this challenge.

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  1. Beautiful fish Marlys! I love tilapia and orange together, it makes taste lighter and fresher somehow. Thanks for taking part in the CIC.
    Spatulas On Parade

  2. I imagine this tasting so good together! Yum!

  3. This looks delicious Marlys! I love the breading on the fish and that salad is gorgeous. Great meal for this months CIC!

  4. Beautiful! I love this use of this month's ingredients. I'm pinning this one for later!

  5. We love tilapia and I'm always looking for new recipes that are simple and flavorful like this one. Can't wait to try it!


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