Sunday, September 23, 2012

Baked Tilapia Apple Crisp for #SundaySupper

I am sure some of you read the title of this post twice. Maybe even three times. And even after that, I am sure some of you said, "Really?" I am here to tell you, yes. Really.

I like to make fish at least once a week. Mondays are my day since I do my food shopping on Sunday and I buy my fish fresh that day. Since I have a five year-old, I am always looking for new ways to make it interesting, exciting, and most important, edible. With that in mind, this recipe was born. It's amazing what the mind will do when faced with the challenge of getting a pre-schooler to eat fish that is not breaded, frozen, and fried. (I do make my own "fish sticks" now and then, but I bake them.)



The whole "bake it in foil with some fruit/vegetables" thing has been done so many times, so many ways. But this way, I get to convince Peanut she is having dessert for dinner.

Ingredients:
  • 2-3 Tilapia Filets
  • 1/2 apple, cubed (I like Gala apples.)
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tsp mustard
  • 1 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp ground ginger
  • breadcrumbs
Tools:
  • Aluminum Foil
  • Cookie Sheet
Procedure:
  1. Preheat oven to 400. Line cookie sheet with foil.
  2. In a mixing bowl, combine, soy sauce, mustard, brown sugar, cinnamon, and ginger. Believe it or not, these flavors combined actually taste good. Add cubed apple to mixture to coat.
  3. Place your Tilapia filets on the foil. Fold up the foil to make a pouch. Pour apple mixture on top.
  4. Bake for 10 minutes, until apples are a little soft.
  5. Spinkle breadcrumbs and a little more brown sugar on top, for an extra crisp. Broil for 3-5 minutes.
  6. Watch in amazement as your child eats it.


Making it Peanut-friendy:
  • I'm all about quick. And this takes a half hour tops. That means more time with Peanut.
  • Serve it over couscous for a one-bowl, self-contained hit meal. Or saute some green beans as a side dish.
Check out these other #SundaySupper recipes featuring apples:

Soups, Salads, Starters and Breads

Main Meals
Sides
Desserts
Beverages

36 comments:

  1. I've never had apples with fish before - sounds like a cool combination to try out! Thanks for sharing!

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  2. I have never combined apples and fish before, but I have no doubt that they pair perfectly together. I adore the sweet and savory combo. This looks amazing. Happy #SS!

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  3. This looks super simple to make and so delish ! Super healthy too ! Bet my youngest will like this.Kids will eat most stuff with fruit in it I think & this combo sounds yumm! Great pics :)

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  4. I've never tried apples and fish as combination but I'll be sure to give it go soon! :)

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  5. I love Tilapia! This looks so good, never tried the combination but am very curious about it now!

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  6. We love tilapia in this house! I can't wait to try this out as a change in our normal dishes!

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  7. I'm trying to incorporate more fish into my diet. This is a must-try!

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  8. We eat a lot of tilapia and I use Gala for cooking too so I know I'm making and loving this recipe!

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  9. I never would have thought to combine apples with fish, but I use sweet peppers, so I am sure it would be wonderful! I can't wait to try this - my lil guy loves fish!

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  10. What a fantastic idea! I will give it a try and fingers crossed that my youngest {a declared fish hater} eat it ~ Bea

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  11. Apples and fish together in one dish is a first for me. Intriguing for sure.

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  12. Great idea of using apples as a topping for your fish!!My 4 yr old loves fish and I'm going to try this recipe :)

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  13. This is an ingenious recipe, perfect for kids!

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  14. I definitely had to re-read that recipe title a few times. It sounds so out of the box, I am just going to have to try it.

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  15. This sounds so intriguing. Good for you for getting creative and getting her to try new things.

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  16. I've heard that apples work well with fish but have never tried it--it's great that you're giving her a diverse palate!

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  17. I'm impressed that your pre-schooler eats fish... but, then with it looking like dessert... I'm sure even my boys would dig in! I love your creativity!

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  18. Really? ;) Seriously though, I would have never thought to pair apples w/ seafood. Why not? I use mangos and pineapple all the time. Looks great, thanks for sharing.

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  19. I would never think to pair apples and fish. Since tilapia is the only fish I eat, I'm definitely marking this recipe to try.

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  20. Wow! What a flavor combination! This really has me interested :)

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  21. I love tilapia and that would be a great combination!!

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  22. Oh my gosh, daddy, you know way MORE than i do. I need some serious schooling in the kitchen!

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  23. What a creative recipe to get kids to eat more fish. My 7 year old loves fish, it is me that needs to eat more - better try this!

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  24. Cool combo, love the idea of combining fish and apples. Love this.

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  25. I think this is brilliant and need absolutely no convincing that those flavors combined would be delicious. Pinning now!

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  26. What a fun way to get your daughter to eat fish.

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  27. A wonderful dish from a daddy's love for his daughter. This recipe is ideal for those who always rush in the kitchen like me:D Thanks for sharing!

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  28. Love this! :) I'm glad you took time from signing all those papers your daughter brings home from school to make this! :) Seriously, awesome recipe! LEt's see if my 5 yr old likes it! I'm going to give it a try! :)

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  29. I love the idea of dessert for dinner! I need to try this with my own littles and husband for that matter! lol
    Love that it's super quick too! great recipe!

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  30. Apples complement protein so well....it doesn't surprise me that this was a winner! Well done for #SS!

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  31. This is such an intriguing recipe! I'm one of those super picky people who has a very regimented way of eating food so I rarely combine fruit with savoury items. You may have a convert on your hands! I mean, I love all these elements separately so why not have them together? And if your adorable 5-year-old Peanut will eat this, I should to!

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  32. Although it's a combination I have never heard of, it sounds fantastic to me. Happy accidents that happen in the kitchen during a moment of panick are magical.

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  33. Well, I'm apparently not the first to say this, but this is so unique! So unique in fact that I feel like I just have to make it. I bet my kids would like it too.

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  34. Tilapia is one of the few fish types I will eat, and I love apples so this works for me :)

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