Recipe Monday: Almond Crusted Tilapia with Mushroom Green Beans

25 Jul

Hello, hello and Happy Monday! Ben, Rocky and I will be on our way to Atlanta (actually College Park) for the Georgia Bar today…but more on that tomorrow. We’ve got important things to discuss today!

It’s recipe Monday again and I’m bringing you another quick, healthy and yummy favorite of ours. This one only takes a few ingredients and is easier than just about anything else we make. The original recipe is here from Good Housekeeping and this is probably the ONLY recipe in my binder that I haven’t changed. This will make four main dish servings so feel free to alter if you’re cooking for two like us.

Almond Crusted Tilapia with Mushroom Green Beans


  • 2  lemons
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon  black pepper
  • 4   tilapia fillets
  • 1/4 cup sliced almonds (I just chop up the whole ones instead of buying them pre-sliced)
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 12-ounces trimmed fresh green beans
  • 1 package or 10 ounces sliced white mushrooms
  • 2 tablespoons water


  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees. From 1 lemon, grate 1 teaspoon peel and squeeze 3 tablespoons juice; cut second lemon into wedges. In cup, mix lemon peel and 1 tablespoon juice, 1 tablespoon oil, 1/4 teaspoon salt, and 1/8 teaspoon black pepper.
  2. Spray 13″ by 9″ glass baking dish with nonstick spray (or rub with butter or olive oil); place tilapia, dark side down, in dish. Drizzle tilapia with lemon mixture; top with almonds, pressing them on. Bake 15 minutes or until tilapia turns opaque.
  3. Meanwhile, in 12-inch skillet, heat remaining 1 tablespoon oil on medium-high 1 minute. Add onion and cook 5 to 6 minutes or until golden, stirring occasionally. Stir in green beans, mushrooms, water, 1/4 teaspoon salt, and 1/8 teaspoon coarsely ground black pepper. Cook about 6 minutes or until most of liquid evaporates and green beans are tender-crisp. Toss with remaining 2 tablespoons lemon juice. Serve bean mixture and lemon wedges with tilapia.
And voila! You have a delicious, healthy dinner in 30 minutes. Do yourself a favor and don’t skip out on the green beans (I know it’s tempting to sub for mac n’ cheese!…they are seriously good. The onion caramelizes and that flavor combined with the mushrooms is really freaking good.
Questions? Leave a comment!
Happy cooking!
– BGD –

2 Responses to “Recipe Monday: Almond Crusted Tilapia with Mushroom Green Beans”

  1. Windsor July 26, 2011 at 12:23 PM #

    Me, me, I have a question! What if I don’t like nuts….what’s something else crispy I could use?

    • Boy Girl Dog July 29, 2011 at 10:20 AM #

      Hmmm…mashed tortilla chips? That could be gooood!!!

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