Crabmeat Filled Tilapia Roll-Ups

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Do you feel like you’re running out of really good recipes for baked fish?  This Crabmeat Filled Tilapia Roll-Ups is one to try, you’ll be glad you did.

Ingredients for Crabmeat Filled Tilapia Roll-Ups:

  • 1 pound crabmeat, cooked and shredded
  • 5-6 thinly sliced scallions, both green and white
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup mashed potatoes
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1-8 Tilapia Fillets
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 3/4 cup of whole milk
  • 1-1/2 tbsp. Lemon Zest
  • 1 cup flour combined
  • ½ tbsp. Season Salt
  • 3/4 cup grated Parmesan Cheese
  • 1-1/2 cups Buttermilk
  • 2 large eggs
  • 3 cup Panko bread crumbs, reserve 1 cup for dredging
  • 2/3 cup Canola Oil

Directions for Crabmeat Filled Tilapia Roll-Ups:

  1. Add crabmeat to a large bowl and add egg, scallions, mashed potatoes, salt, and pepper and stir well.  Reserve.
  2. Place the Tilapia into a large bowl, pour milk over fish and then add lemon zest.  Cover and refrigerate for 45 minutes – 1 hour.
  3. Then, drain the milk from the fish into a fine meshed colander
  4. Arrange three pie plates on your work surface.  Combine buttermilk and eggs into this and beat to incorporate. In the second plate then pour flour/cornmeal/seasoned salt/parmesan together and toss lightly, then the third plate pour the Panko crumbs.
  5. Spray a baking sheet with Pam cooking spray.
  6. Starting at the small end of each fillet, spoon 1-2 tbsps. of the crab filling.
  7. Roll the stuffing into tilapia fillets, dip each one into milk/egg, then into flour/cornmeal mix, back into egg and then into Panko.
  8. Lay seam side down on baking sheet.  Continue until all fillets are filled and coated.

Place rolled fillets – uncovered into refrigerator for 30 minutes.

To bake:

Preheat oven to 350oF.  Bake Crab Stuffed Tilapia Fillets until internal temperature reaches 140oF.  Remove from oven and then remove the portions from the baking sheet to stop cooking.


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