Talk about being bad about thinking outside the box. I never would have thought of this dish and what a shame! It's absolutely delicious!
Fish with marinara, mozzarella, fresh basil over pasta. I served it with a Caprese Salad for the perfect, complete meal.
TILAPIA PARMESAN (4 servings)
2 Tbsp coconut oil or EVOO
4 mild white fish fillets (tilapia, swai, etc), about 4 oz each
2 eggs, beaten
1/2 cup Italian bread crumbs
1/4 cup AP flour
1/4 cup +2 Tbsp grated Parmesan
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper
1 tsp garlic powder
1 cup marinara sauce (or your favorite pasta sauce)
1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
4 Tbsp chopped fresh basil
cooked pasta (I used angel hair)
In a shallow dish, combine the bread crumbs, flour, 1/4 cup Parmesan, S&P, and garlic powder. In a separate bowl, beat the 2 eggs.
Dip the fish into the eggs and then into the bread crumb mixture, pressing down to make sure both sides are coated well. Set aside breaded fillets on a plate.
Heat oil over medium heat in a large skillet.
Once oil is hot, place all of the fish into the skillet at once. Cook on each side 3-5 minutes or until the crust is golden brown.
Spoon 2-3 Tbsp of marinara sauce on top of the cooked fish and top with mozzarella and remaining 2 Tbsp of Parmesan cheese.
Remove from heat and cover with a lid to melt the cheese. Serve atop cooked pasta (if using) topped with chopped basil.
Recipe Source: http://normalcooking.com/2016/03/31/tilapia-parmigiana/