Every so often I like to change things up a bit in the kitchen. It just makes cooking for me that much more fun and exciting. For example, usually I like to sear or grill my fish. But every now and then I like to either bread it or cover it in a crust of nuts. Either version adds a great texture and new flavor to an otherwise plain piece of fish. So, this time I decided to go with pecans.
I usually see either pistachio or macadamia nut crusted fish, but I've never seen pecans before. I love pecans! It's one of my favorite nuts. So I thought, why not? What would be the difference between crusting my fish with pecans versus pistachios. Flavor! The pecans and the bread combine for a rich, earthy flavor that doesn't overpower the subtleness hiding in the meat of the tilapia.
So the next time you want to make a nut crust for your fish (whether it be halibut, tilapia or snapper) don't go for the old standards like macadamia nuts or pistachios. Mix it up a bit and try pecans, you'll be happy with the change.
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