Rob Barrett Fries: Coconut tilapia


It is said we should eat two to three servings of fish a week. How many kids eat that many servings a year? Some people just don't like anything from the sea, but more often than not it's just prepared badly.

Here's a great way to help kids eat fish. While not totally successful with every five-year-old, this dish has always been well-received. Although it can be made with really any kind of fish, tilapia works well, as does bass and walleye. Here's a step-by-step video:

(Since I made this I now recommend using half the sugar. It's still really good.)


fish fillets (tilapia, cod, salmon, or whatever fish you like) box of breading mix, like Shore Lunch prepared green beans Uncle Ben's ready rice brown sugar sweetened coconut flakes cashews soy sauce butter salt 1 egg   Directions / Notes:

1. Scramble one egg and pour into bowl 
 2. Mix together equal parts Shore Lunch, brown sugar, and coconut flakes (one handful each. Try using just half the sugar mentioned in the video).
 3. Melt 1/2-inch of butter in frying pan on medium heat. 4. Dip fish in egg, then cover with breading and place in frying pan. 
 5. Cook 5 minutes each side or until cooked through (cut in to be sure). 
 6. In another pan melt 1/4-inch butter, add beans and stir until slightly darkened (one or two minutes). Add a handful of cashews. Stir one minute. Add a splash of soy sauce. Stir one more minute. Set aside. 
 7. Prepare rice according to instructions (microwave 90 second). 
 8. Plate up and serve.   © 2009 Cooking for Dads

Cook well, Rob Barrett