Pecan-Crusted Tilapia with Peaches - and a Giveaway!

Today's delicious recipe is a riff on a recipe from Whitney's blog jewhungry.  Whitney is a middle school counselor and new mom in Florida.  I am a public librarian and old mom in New Jersey.  So aside from being Jewish mothers and carbon life units, what else do we have in common?  FOOD!  And blogging about food.

What also ties us together is the Kosher Connection Great Blog Swap, where instead of the usual "we make and blog about whatever enters our pretty little heads," the Head Hopper selected a blog for each of us from which we would make and blog about a recipe from said blog.  Sorta like a kosher version of the Secret Recipe Club, but without the possibilities of treif cooties.

After going eenie-meenie-minie-moe careful consideration, I selected Whitney's Sister-in-law's delish fish recipes, Pecan-Crusted Trout with Peaches.

Added a garnish of curled scallions not mentioned in recipe.

The peach sauce has a refreshing similarity to mild mango salsa.  I did a sloppy job of peeling the peaches, which created the happy accident of adding color and fiber.    Next time I'll skip this step completely and duly noted in my version below.

I wanted to use rainbow trout as in the original recipe, but the kosher fish department at my local Try-n-Save didn't have any that day.  So good ol' bland and boring but reliable tilapia filled in.  It was good, but next time I spy trout in the display I'm grabbing me up some!

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Pecan-Crusted Tilapia with Peaches
Adapted from jewhungry
Serves 4

1 Tbl. plus 1 tsp. olive oil
1 cup thinly sliced peaches (about 2 small peaches), skin left on
3 thin slices of red onion, minced
1/2 tsp. dried oregano
1 Tbl. sherry wine or sherry vinegar
1/2 tsp. olive oil
1/2 tsp. kosher salt
1/8 tsp. coarsely ground black pepper
2 egg whites mixed with 2 Tablespoons cold water
1/2 cup ground pecans
1/4 cup cornmeal
1 lb. tilapia fillets

Preheat oven to 400F.  Lightly grease a large rimmed baked pan with 1 tablespoon of the olive oil; set aside.

In a medium bowl, combine the peaches, onion, oregano, vinegar, remaining oil, salt and pepper. Set aside.

Pour egg white mixture onto a large rimmed plate. Mix pecans and cornmeal on another large plate.
Take each piece of tilapia and dip both sides into the egg white mixture, then into the pecan mixture.   Press the fish slightly to make sure the pecan mixture adheres.  Place the dipped fish in a single layer on the prepared baking pan.

Bake until the crust is nicely browned, about 10-13 minutes.  If the fish is done (flakes easily with a fork) but the crust is not quite browned enough, run the pan under the broiler for 2 minutes.

Serve the fish topped with the peach mixture.

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Anonymous said…
I use nuts a lot in coating foods because bubby has celiac. This is a great combination with the peaches.

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