The original recipe calls for trout, but the grocery store didn’t have any, so I used tilapia. I’m not sure it was the best choice for a substitute… Cooking Light suggests cod, halibut, or catfish. (Hey, tilapia was on sale!)
If you don’t like pecans, you could use another type of nut – like almonds or walnuts!
adapted from Cooking Light, October 2009
1/4 cup pecan halves
1/4 cup panko (Japanese breadcrumbs)
1 tablespoon olive oil, divided
4 (6-ounce) tilapia fillets
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
1. Place pecans in a mini chopper or food processor; pulse until pecans are finely ground. Combine pecans and panko in a shallow dish.
2. Heat 1 1/2 teaspoons oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Sprinkle fish evenly with salt and pepper. Dredge fish in nut mixture, pressing gently to adhere.
Place 2 fillets in pan; cook 4 minutes or until browned. Turn fish over; cook 4 minutes or until fish flakes easily with a fork or until desired degree of doneness. Remove fish from pan; cover and keep warm. Repeat procedure with remaining 1 1/2 teaspoons oil and remaining fish.
1 serving = 6 Weight Watchers points
note: this is the nutritional information for the trout version: