Sunday, April 17, 2011

Spinach and Crab Stuffed Tilapia

I know it's been forever since my last post, but better late than never :) So to start my new post off with a healthy  yet delicious kick, what better than my first ever baked fish recipe.  I know, I know...baked fish is boring. So I decided to give it a little umph by adding a cheesy crab and spinach stuffing.  Who doesn't love that combination? No worries though, it is only 270 calories per serving! Amazing, right?!

2 Tilapia fillets
3/4 cup crabmeat (cooked and chopped)
1/2 cup fresh spinach (chopped if you would like, I left it whole)
1 1/2 tsp Italian breadcrumbs
1 green onion (chopped)
2 Tbsp fat-free ricotta
1 Tbsp romano/asiago cheese (shredded)
1 Tbsp gorgonzola (crumbled)
2 Tbsp fat-free whipped cream cheese
1/4 tsp minced garlic

Start off by adding everything except the tilapia fillets into a mixing bowl.  Stir softly with a rubber spatula until the spinach is mostly covered.  Then use a mixer to blend the ingredients together until a more even mixture.  You want to make sure to stir with the spatula beforehand so the spinach doesn't fly everywhere when you use the electric mixer.

Next wash your tilapia fillets and lay them out on a cutting board.  Divide your crab mixture into two and place onto the tilapia fillets.  Roll the fillets up.

Place the fillets seam side down into a greased glass pan. Sprinkle paprika and chopped or dried parsley over the stuffed fillets.  Bake at 400 degrees for 20-25 minutes.  Make sure that both the stuffing and the fish are fully cooked.

Serve while hot and add a lemon slice for a garnish if you would like! Enjoy!

Makes 2 servings (270 calories each)