Crispy Breaded Tilapia


Prep Time 25 MIN

Cook Time 0 MIN

Serves 4


  • 1 cup (250 mL) of Hunt's® Original Tomato Sauce
  • 1 can (540 mL) Aylmer® Accents® Petite Cut Stewed Tomatoes with Garlic & Olive Oil, drained
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 1 cup chopped yellow onion
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 1/3 cup Grated Parmesan Cheese
  • 1/4 cup Italian-style bread crumbs
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 4 tilapia fillets, thawed if frozen (4 fillets = 1 lb)
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper

A delicious breaded tilapia recipe coated with a Parmesan cheese breading and topped with a chunky balsamic tomato sauce.


  1. Heat 1 tablespoon oil in medium saucepan over medium-high heat. Add onion; cook 3 to 4 minutes or until tender. Add undrained tomatoes, sauce and vinegar. Bring to a boil; reduce heat and simmer 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  2. Meanwhile, combine cheese and bread crumbs in shallow dish. Place egg in another shallow dish.
  3. Sprinkle fish with salt and pepper. Heat remaining 2 tablespoons oil in 12-inch nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Dip each fillet in egg, coating both sides. Coat with cheese mixture; place in skillet. Cook 2 to 3 minutes on each side or until fish flakes easily with fork (145°F). Serve tomato mixture over fish.