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Quick and Easy Tilapia Recipes | Crab Meat Stuffed Tilapia

You will definitely love this tilapia recipe if you give this a shot. The crab can be substituted with shrimp. And if you like the stuffing extra ‘bready’, then you can double the amount of bread crumbs in the stuffing mixture of this tilapia recipes, but don’t think this works only on tilapia recipes as this also works on other fish recipes, can be substituted with flounder, catfish, cod, sea bass or trout, I prefer tilapia though and extra crab instead of bread, so you can say I like it crabby.

This tilapia recipes’ versatility doesn’t end there though, you can even sprinkle little shredded Parmesan cheese on top to give it a little crunch and texture.

1 small onion
1 rib celery
4 tablespoons of butter
1/4 cup of fresh parsley
1/2 cup of bread crumbs
1 can of drained and flaked crab meat
1 tablespoon of lemon juice
1/8 tablespoon of cayenne pepper
6 tilapia fillets
Melted butter
Paprika powder

Chop the onion into fine pieces. Mince the celery into fine pieces. Sautee the onion and celery with butter in a frying pan until the vegetables are tender. Add parsley to the frying pan. Remove the frying pan from the heat and stir in bread crumbs and crab meat, together with lemon juice and cayenne pepper.

Grease a 9x13 inch oven pan.

Spread the crab meat mixture over the Tilapia fillets and roll them up. Place the stuffed Tilapia in the greased dish, seam side down.

Sprinkle melted butter and paprika powder over the stuffed Tilapia. Place the stuffed Tilapia in the oven and bake the rolls at 400° Fahrenheit. The stuffed Tilapia is finished when it is easy to flake the fish with a fork, usually after 20-25 minutes.