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Pistachio Topped Tilapia with Balsamic Cherry Sauce

  • Servings:

    Serves 4 as an appetizer
  • Prep Time:

    25 minutes
  • Cook Time:

    12 minutes


3 tablespoon All purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon Kosher salt
1/4 teaspoon Black pepper, freshly ground
1 each Eggs, beaten
2/3 cup Roasted unsalted pistachios, coarsely chopped
1 lb Tilapia fillets
2 tablespoon Butter, unsalted (Sauce)
1 Tbsp. finely minced shallot (Sauce)
1/3 cup dried cherries (Sauce)
1/4 tsp. freshly ground black pepper (Sauce)
1/4 cup apple jelly (Sauce)
1 tablespoon Balsamic vinegar (Sauce)
2 tablespoon low-sodium chicken broth (Sauce)
Pistachio Topped Tilapia with Balsamic Cherry Sauce


1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with foil and generously spray with vegetable cooking spray. Set aside.
2. Place flour onto a plate. Add salt and pepper and mix. Place beaten egg onto a separate plate. Place chopped pistachios onto a third plate.
3. Press one side of a tilapia fillet into flour, then egg, and then pistachios. Place fillet onto baking sheet, nut side up. Repeat this step with remaining fillets. Bake fillets for 10 to 12 minutes, until fish is cooked through. The flesh should be opaque and flaky.
4. While fish is cooking, make sauce. In a small saucepan over medium high heat, add butter, shallot, cherries, and black pepper. Cook and stir until shallots start to soften, about 2 minutes. Add apple jelly, vinegar, and broth and increase heat to high. Cook and stir until all apple jelly is melted and sauce begins to boil, about 2 to 3 minutes. Turn off heat, leaving pan on burner.
5. When fish is done, use a flat spatula to transfer fillets to 4 dinner plates. Spoon sauce over and around fillets and serve immediately.
Source: Hannaford fresh Magazine, September - October 2007


Nutritional Facts
Servings Serves 4
Base Nutrients
Calories 410 kcal (21%)
Calories from Fat 162 kcal (0%)
Total Fat 18 g (28%)
Saturated Fat 6 g (30%)
Cholesterol 125 mg (42%)
Sodium 330 mg (14%)
Total Carbohydrates 33 g (11%)
Dietary Fiber 3 g (12%)
Protein 30 g (50%)
Vitamin A n/a
Vitamin C n/a
Calcium n/a
Iron n/a