Need a break from chicken dishes this week? This Panko Crusted Tilapia was such a welcomed change Monday from our stand-by chicken recipes. I forget how simple fish is to prepare and how quickly it cooks. Tilapia, although not the most sophisticated piece of fish, is so thin and tender I love that this meal can come together in less than 20 minutes. Tilapia is an inexpensive white fish that if cooked well, can taste just as delectable as an expensive halibut fillet. The buttery, seasoned crust on this fish adds so much flavor and texture to this simple dish.
Besides the fact the fish is incredible, the homemade tartar sauce is extra-ordinarily amazing! There are few tartar sauces I enjoy. I hate sweet tartar sauce or tartar sauce that is made with cheap and sub-par ingredients. I was so dissapointed when we went back East at how awful most of the tartar sauces were that we ordered. Their fish would be great but the tartar sauce would be pasty, tasteless and too thick. This homemade recipe is my absolute favorite. It is savory, has a little citrus zing and enough spices to keep your pallet interested. Serve with any of your favorite fish and it will make the entire meal feel extra special 😉