Sunday, November 13, 2011

Coconut-crusted Tilapia

Yesterday, it snowed practically all day! If you read the blog regularly, you know I’m not a fan of the white stuff. Well, mainly the cold that is associated with it. My cold feet and fingers are now a constant reminder.

There was a Utah football game yesterday as well and we usually go.. but I will admit I am a “fair-weathered” fan. As in.. I love my Utes but I will cheer them on from the comfort of my own couch in my cozy home when there is a stinkin blizzard outside.

Plus, we had all the football fixings'

Pizza, DSC_0572

chips, hummus, and salsa!


So although, I’m the biggest wuss when it comes to the fluffy, cold white stuff..

I do like this white stuff.



Like A LOT.

Coconut makes any girl happy.. kind of like chocolate… or almond butter..


It should just snow coconut in the winter. How cool would that be!!? We could make coconut snowmen, and coconut angels and I wouldn’t even mind a coconut ball to the face at times. You could even have an endless supply of coconut to make coconut crusted tilapia every single day. --->Wow.. if you ever wonder what Brent and I talk about on a daily basis.. there you go.. mostly every conversation begins with a What if? Try it.. its kind of fun. And while your figuring that out make this.

{Coconut-crusted Tilapia}




  • 2 Tilapia Filets
  • 2 Egg whites
  • Shredded unsweetened coconut (I used bob mills)


  • Almonds (almond flour)


  • Mrs. Dash


Pre-heat oven to 425

Throw almonds in your food processor and ground into flour (unless you just have almond meal)

Combine almond flour and coconut  in a medium bowl


Roll filets in egg whites

Roll filets in almond flour and coconut mixture till completely covered



Lay on wire rack, cover filets with remaining crust



Bake for 15-20 minutes or until browned



Let cool for 5 minutes

Fish should be white and flakey


And matched alongside with a veggie and starch for a full rounded nutritious meal! If you have kids.. just call them fish sticks, and if they don’t like fish? chicken fingers.. (I won’t tell). Tilapia is not a very fishy fish to me so even your worst fish hater may like it.



This may be my new favorite way to eat tilapia, or anything for that matter.. What if I rolled all my food in coconut and almonds? Like bananas.. then THEN dip them in chocolate!?

-now I’m thinkin.

Q. What if it really did snow coconut?

I would shovel my driveway in my swimsuit and lay out while reading and sipping out of my coconut cup. ->that’s the life..

Q. What is your favorite football food?

1 comment:

  1. Mmm coconut! I would be totally ok with coconut snow too!! Im not a fish girl, ive even tried to like tilapia, but id be all about a chicken version. I love football and chili