A lot of people eat fish during Lent. If that describes your family, you may be looking for some new recipes to try. And even if you don’t eat fish on Fridays during Lent, you will want to make this quick meal.
For this recipe I used tilapia and a McCormick Tomato Basil Recipe and Seasoning Mix packet that was meant for salmon. I know. I’m a rebel swapping out the fish like that.
The Tomato Basil Recipe and Seasoning Mix is both full of flavor and full of crunch. The kids love having a crunchy coating on their fish. They really eat up the fish I make if it’s both crunchy and has good flavor. If I leave it fairly plain, only using salt and pepper to season, they’re less likely to eat it.
Tomato Basil Recipe and Seasoning Mix was a hit with all of us. And since I had some Parmesan in the fridge too, I added some of that to the top.
This meal is very easy to put together. Once the fish is thawed, you can have dinner ready in about 15 minutes.
The assembly process is simple. Just brush the fish with olive oil, sprinkle the seasoning mix over both sides of each piece and top with a little Parmesan.
Bake at 400 degrees for 10-15 minutes, until the fish flakes easily with a fork.
Making Fish Kid Friendly
1. Add crunch. Frying fish or baking it with panko crumbs or any of the McCormick Recipe and Seasoning packets will keep fish from being soggy. Kids hate soggy! At least mine do.
2. Add a sauce. Kids love to dip foods, fish included.
3. Serve it with pasta. Shrimp Scampi is easy.
Disclosure: I have partnered with McCormick and have been compensated. However, all opinions are my own.