Herb Baked Fish - Serves 4
1 Stick unsalted butter
2/3 cup crushed saltines
1/4 cup Parmesan cheese
1/2 teaspoon of each: basil, oregano, salt
1/4 tsp garlic powder
1 lb tilapia or other thin fish
~ Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Take whole saltines and place them in a freezer bag, seal, and crush. Add cheese, herbs and garlic powder, reseal, shake to combine.
~ Melt butter in a 13x9 glass pan.
~ Dip fish in melted butter, place into bag to coat, then place back in 13x9 dish. If you want, after all pieces are in the pan, you can scatter more of the crumb mixture on top of the fish.
~ Bake near the center of the oven for between 20-25 minutes, until it flakes easily with a fork. ~ Serve, with a smile.
My mom gave me this recipe, and we love it. It's sooooooooooooo easy to make and a perfect thing to have when you just don't feel like being in the kitchen, but want to serve something as if you've been in the kitchen slaving away.
We usually have this with baked potatoes and maybe a vegetable on the side. This meal is fantastic if you want to cut it in half as well. We've also cut out some of the butter on this, and it's still come out with plenty of flavor without being too dry.
In planning Tasty Tuesday's, I realized that in an effort to digitalize my recipes by blogging about them and then putting them on my pinterest boards, I was going to be letting go of the real, tangible recipe card. And that doesn't sit well with me.
So, I'm going to get creative as well with this, and I'll have to show you a page of my art journal (once I create one!) Have you ever heard of art journaling? It's basically what you do with all the 'stuff' you collect (think movie stubs, plane tickets, and other memorabilia) by gluing or adhering it somehow into a journal. That way, you're 'stuff' isn't stuck in a box you might never look at again, AND it's artwork in a journal for you to cherish forever. What better way to get my recipes OUT of a box and into an artsy journal to keep forever! If you're interested, you can find out more about art journaling here.
So that's it! Enjoy the foodie pics to go along with the recipe ... because who likes a recipe without a picture?