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Tilapia under a bread crust

Tilapia under a bread crust

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Ingredients for making tilapia under a bread crust

  1. Tilapia (pangasius frozen fillet) 8 pieces
  2. Onion 2 pieces
  3. 4 eggs
  4. Black bread 8 slices
  5. Cream 20% 200 grams
  6. Hard cheese 200 grams
  7. Lemon 1 piece
  8. Salt to taste to taste
  9. Ground black pepper to taste to taste
  10. Ground white pepper to taste to taste
  11. Ground allspice to taste to taste
  • Main ingredients
  • Serving15 servings
  • World CuisineAsian, Oriental


Deep bowl - 2 pieces, Knife, Cutting board, Baking tray, Blender with bowl, Tablespoon, Oven, Plate, Kitchen paper towels

Cooking tilapia under a bread crust:

Step 1: prepare the fish.

Take the carcasses of tilapia, they must be thawed. The best way is to transfer the fish from the freezer to the refrigerator, during 1 or 1.5 hours it will be thawed. But if you need accelerated defrosting, take the fish, put it in a deep bowl and fill it with cold water. The fish will be thawed for 15 -20 minutes. Any frozen fish is never thawed with warm or hot water.

Step 2: prepare the onion.

We take the onion, clean it from the peel with a knife, rinse it under running water and cut it into small rings on a cutting board with a knife. The thickness of the chopped onion is approximately 2-3 mm. We put it on the bottom of the baking sheet with a double bottom. Onions will serve as a pillow for our fish and protect it from sticking to the bottom of the pan.

Step 3: lay the fish.

Thawed tilapia carcasses, rinse under running water and pat dry with paper towels. Put the prepared fish on top onion. Slightly salted, enough will be enough 2 - 3 whispers of salt. Do not overload, we have yet to use the salt. Now season the fish. Pepper, it also needs a little, can be put to taste. The main thing is that the fish is fragrant. So put a pinch of black ground pepper, a pinch of white pepper and a pinch of allspice. Black pepper improves taste, white and allspice peppers give baked tilapia a magnificent aroma.

Step 4: add the cream.

Add to pepper and salted fish 150 grams 20% cream, they will complement the taste of the fish and make it soft and airy, the fish will melt in your mouth. Just pour the cream on top of the fish. Cream must be oily, otherwise they may curdle when baked. We leave the carcasses of tilapia in this form on 15 - 20 minutes, let them absorb the aromas of three types of pepper with onions and sour cream.

Step 5: prepare the ingredients for the bread crust.

We take the bread, cut it on a cutting board with a knife into small slices, so that they fit in a bowl with a blender. If the bread has a hard crust, it must be cut, for better grinding of the slices. Put sliced ​​bread in a blender and grind it into crumbs at high speed. Black bread is preferred in the recipe, but you can take any bread to your liking. The main thing is that it is fresh and easy to grind. Pour the finished bread crumbs into a deep bowl. A bowl from my blender under running water and wiped with a kitchen paper towel, it will still serve us. In the washed bowl from the blender 4 chicken eggs and whisk them to white foam in turbo mode. In the meantime take 200 grams of any hard cheese and rub it on a cutting board with a grater. Cheese is best grated on a coarse grater. We add beaten chicken eggs into a deep bowl with bread crushed into crumbs and knead with a tablespoon. Add the grated hard cheese, add salt to the ingredients and again mix everything thoroughly with the same spoon.

Step 6: place the prepared ingredients on a baking sheet.

We spread the mixed mass with spices, cheeses, beaten eggs and crushed bread crumbs on pickled tilapia fillets, peacefully lying on chopped onions. We distribute the mass with a thin layer over the entire surface of the fish using a tablespoon. If the tilapia fillet contains small holes not covered by the bread mass, do not worry. A beaten egg along with melted cheese, during baking, spread over the entire surface of the fish, and cover it with a layer, covering all the holes. Take lemonwash it under running water and cut it in half into two parts. We will leave one of the parts for decoration. We take the second part in our hands and squeeze the juice from it directly onto a mass of eggs, cheese and bread crumbs covering the fish and onions. Lemon juice saturates the fish and makes it more flavorful.

Step 7: bake tilapia under a bread crust.

Turn on the oven and heat it up to 180 - 200 degrees. In a preheated oven, send a baking sheet with all the raw ingredients as yet. And bake the whole mass 25-30 minutes. During cooking, tilapia is covered with a beautiful golden brown crust. The aroma is incredible throughout the kitchen. When our dish is fully cooked, remove the pan from the oven. Cut tilapia under a bread crust into portioned pieces and lay them on a plate.

Step 8: serve tilapia under a bread crust.

Tilapia under the bread crust is served as the main dish. You can decorate it with lemons cut into rings and sprigs of green dill, parsley and cilantro. Separately, you can serve a salad of freshly cut vegetables, pickled mixed vegetables and baked potatoes. Such fish with white semi-dry wine is served. But I want to tell you that it also looks good under brandy. If you are a fish lover, I am sure that you will like this dish very much. His taste is impressive and unforgettable. Enjoy your meal!

Recipe Tips:

- - If you have a good oven, you can not grease the pan with grease. But if you still doubt the quality of your oven, you can grease the pan with vegetable or olive oils or lay baking paper on the bottom of the pan.

- - The cream in this dish can be replaced with milk. But in terms of fat content, it should be approximately 3.5%.

- - Tilapia with bread crust can be sprinkled with greens before baking in the oven. But it’s better to do this after baking, as not everyone likes baked greens.

- - Under the bread crust you can bake all kinds of boneless fish.

- - Tilapia fillet for baking can be put not only in whole pieces, it can be cut into smaller pieces, but do not forget that if you decide to cut the fish you should have a separate cutting board for cutting it. Vegetables and fish cannot be cut on the same cutting board. In order to avoid the spread of germs found in raw fish meat.