Tonight, I had a request for a dish that was good enough for a special occasion and healthy. I immediately thought of my brother’s Crab Stuffed Tilapia recipe. This recipe was included in our second cook book, Inspirations.
Although it sounds complicated, the recipe is actually quite simple! I was completely amazed the first time I made it. If you like carb recipes, try this Hot Crab Dip.
Crab Stuffed Talapia
Compliments of It’s a Keeper
½ cup lump crab meat
5 tablespoons butter, melted
1 cup seasoned breadcrumbs
1 clove garlic, minced
½ cup pepper-jack cheese, shredded
1 tablespoon lemon juice
Salt and pepper to taste
4 talapia (can substitute flounder) fillets, thawed
1 tablespoon butter, melted
½ teaspoon paprika
¼ teaspoon dill
salt and pepper to taste
Mix together all filling ingredients. Cut a slit into the center of fish, making a pocket for the filling. Fill each pocket with 1/4 of the filling. Brush fish with melted butter. Sprinkle paprika, salt, pepper and dill on top of fish. Bake at 350 degrees for 12 minutes. Fish will flake apart when done. Serve with a lemon wedge.
Is it a keeper?
We love this recipe (and we are not fish lovers)! It’s well seasoned and full of flavor. Plus, it’s so simple to make! Serve it with a side salad or some brown rice and you have a very healthy meal! Hats off to my brother for coming up with gem! Great job, Dan!
29 thoughts on “Crab Stuffed Tilapia”
I’m not sure I can find this fish in my parts, flounder would be easier. This recipe sounds delicious, I usually do my fish stuffings with tiny prawns but crab meat would be a tasteful change! Yvette x
We love Talapia and crab, both of them together…oh my! Thanks for sharing this wonderful recipe. We will definitely be making this! As always, thanks for linking up to Inspiration Friday At The Picket Fence!
this actually looks like something i could make…and my hubs would adore…printing the recipe…thanks for sharing at fridays unfolded…i’m thinking this might be a feature this week.
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We too eat alot of tilapia. This is one I’m going to have to try the next time I see fresh tilapia at the market. Following from It’s a Blog Party.
Sounds so yummy! Thanks for sharing at Gettin’ Krafty With It!
Awesome. Talapia is one of my favorites!
WOW! This looks unbelievable yummy! It does look like it would be perfect with a leafy green salad!
Thanks for linking up to Making It With Allie! I can’t wait to see what you have for next week!
really sounds delicious…love to try your recipe, thanks for sharing! PinayMum – Mommy’s Life Around…happy Sunday! 🙂