Dijon Almond Crusted Tilapia

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Prep time: 15 minutes
Cook: 5 minutes

For the tilapia

  • 2 or 3 fillets of tilapia (approximately 1 pound)
  • 1/3 cup raw almonds
  • ¼  cup Dijon mustard
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • ½ tsp paprika
  • ½ tsp garlic powder
  • Salt and black pepper
  • Olive oil
  • Chopped cilantro to garnish

For the Dijon sauce

  • 1/3 cup Dijon mustard
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce ( optional)
  • ¼ tsp dried thyme
  • 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar

Directions

  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees and slightly grease a 9 x 13 baking dish.
  • Place almonds in a food processor and pulse until finely chopped.
  • Mix in paprika and set aside.
  • In a small bowl, combine Dijon mustard with honey and mix.
  • Rinse and pat the tilapia fillets dry.
  • Sprinkle each side with garlic powder, salt and black pepper.
  • Coat the bottom side of each fillet with mustard mixture.
  • Sprinkle almond mix on top of mustard and press into the fish with fingers.
  • Place each fillet into the baking dish with the coated side down.
  • Repeat mustard coating and almond topping on the remaining top side of the fillet.
  • Bake for 12 to 14 minutes or until fish flakes easily with a fork.
  • Combine and mix the Dijon mustard, honey, Worcestershire sauce, apple cider vinegar, and dried thyme together in a small bowl to make the Dijon sauce and set aside.
  • Top with Dijon sauce & fresh cilantro and serve

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