Baked Crunchy Coconut Tilapia
Yield: 4 servings
Active Time: 10 minutes
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
The crunch...the sweetness of the coconut flakes and apricot sauce...the light fish. It\'s just delightful!

Ingredients for Single Meal

  • 1 1/2 - lb(s) tilapia fillets
  • 1/2 - cup(s) coconut flakes
  • 1/2 - cup(s) breadcrumbs
  • 1 - tsp salt
  • 1/2 - tsp pepper
  • 1/4 - cup(s) all purpose flour
  • 2 - egg(s)
  • Garnish: - jar(s) apricot preserves**
  • Side: - salad**
  • Side: - dinner rolls**
  • 1 - 9x13 disposable foil tray(s)
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Cooking Directions for Single Meal

  1. Preheat oven to 400 F.
  2. Cut the tilapia fillet into 4 pieces, if needed.
  3. In a small bowl, toss together the coconut flakes, breadcrumbs, salt and pepper. Set up 3 dipping stations for the flour, whisked egg and the coconut flake mixture. Coat each tilapia fillet with flour, then dip into the egg, then the coconut flakes mixture. Place in a 9x13-inch baking dish.
  4. Bake in the preheated oven for 20 minutes, or until fish is cooked through. Baking time may depend on thickness of the tilapia fillet.
  5. Prepare the side salad.
  6. Warm the dinner rolls.
  7. Serve Crunchy Coconut Baked Tilapia with apricot preserves for dipping, salad and dinner rolls.

Freezeasy Meal Prep Directions

  1. Cut 2 tilapia fillets into 8 pieces.
  2. In a small bowl, toss together 1 cup coconut flakes, 1 cup breadcrumbs, 2 tsp salt and 1 tsp pepper. Set up 3 dipping stations with 1/2 cup flour, 4 whisked eggs and the coconut flake mixture. Coat each tilapia fillet with flour, then dip into the egg, then the coconut flakes mixture.

To each disposable tray, add the following ingredients:

  • 4 coated tilapia fillets

Cover tightly with foil, label and add to the freezer.

Freeze & Thaw Instructions

Place baggie in the freezer and freeze up to 6 months in fridge freezer or 12 months in a deep freezer. Thaw in the fridge overnight, or a warm bowl of water for about 20 minutes, before baking in the oven for 20 minutes at 400 F.

Dairy-Free Modifications

Recipe is dairy-free when served with dairy-free sides.

Gluten-Free Modifications

Recipe is gluten-free if you use gluten-free breadcrumbs, gluten free flour blend and serve with rice.

Printable Label Recipe Title

Crunchy Coconut Baked Tilapia

Printable Label Instructions

Thaw completely and bake for 20 minutes at 400 F, or until fish is cooked through.
Serve with apricot dipping sauce, salad and dinner rolls.

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