Tasty Fish Au Gratin

Recently, I've gotten the urge to discover new recipes. I went through this about six months ago and we ended up with some really tasty additions to our typical menu choices.

This week, I wanted to find a fish recipe that 1) wasn't fried and 2) would be eaten by the 5-year-old without a lot of questions. I've discovered recently that Abby will eat nearly anything if it's in a casserole. I found the following recipe online and figured we could at least try it out.

-1 1/2 to 2 pound fish fillets (orange roughy, catfish, haddock, etc.)
-1 can cream of mushroom soup or cream of celery soup
-1/4 cup milk
-1/4 to 1/2 cup grated cheese
-1 1/2 cups soft bread crumbs tossed with 3 tablespoons melted butter

Heat oven to 400°. Butter a shallow baking dish.

Arrange fish in prepared baking dish. Combine soup with milk in a saucepan over medium low heat and heat through. Pour soup mixture over fish. Sprinkle with grated cheese and buttered bread crumbs. Bake for 10 to 15 minutes, or until golden on top and fish is flaky and cooked through.

I used 24oz of frozen tilapia filets. I recommend rinsing them off in cold water once thawed. Pat dry with paper towels. I used a baking spray instead of butter on the baking dish. This seemed to work fine. I mixed the buttered bread crumbs with 1/2 cup of grated Asiago cheese before spreading. Be sure to spread the bread crumbs/cheese evenly over the fish and soup mixture...otherwise, it will not brown evenly. Trust me, I figured that one out!

We enjoyed this with brown rice and green beans. It was very tasty and there was plenty for leftovers. Abby said she would like to have it again. A victory.

1 comment:

mell said...

that sounds good to me! what's great about it is: i think i have all the ingredients for that in my house right now! no extra trip to store for ingredients to try it. :)

we had beer can chicken with steamed asparagus and cheese noodles. Mmm!!!

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