Crispy Breadcrumb-Topped Tilapia
with Zucchini and Tomato Orzo
Tilapia fillets are topped with Parmesan and crispy Italian breadcrumbs for a satisfying crunch to go with this mild fish. The Mediterranean inspiration doesn't stop there: orzo is tossed with zucchini and tomatoes in a light garlicky sauce for a delicious, summery meal.
Produced in a facility that processes milk, sesame, eggs, fish, shellfish, crustaceans, mustard, tree nuts, peanuts, wheat, soybean and sulphites.
(Contains Egg, Mustard)
(Contains Barley, Milk, Wheat, Rye, Sesame, Soy, Oats)
Parmesan Cheese, shredded
Zesty Garlic Blend
Vegetable Stock Powder
(Contains Soy, Sulphites)
Not included in your delivery
Before starting, preheat the oven to 450˚F.Wash and dry all produce.Add 6 cups water and 1 tsp salt to a medium pot (use same for 4 ppl). Cover and bring to a boil over high heat. Add orzo to the boiling water. Cook uncovered, stirring occasionally, until tender, 10-12 min. Reserve 1/2 cup (1 cup) pasta water, then drain and return orzo to the same pot, off heat.
Meanwhile, halve tomatoes. Halve zucchini lengthwise, then cut into 1/4-inch half-moons.Heat a large non-stick pan over medium heat.While the pan heats, pat tilapia dry with paper towels. Season with 2 tsp (4 tsp) Zesty Garlic Blend.Add tilapia to a parchment-lined baking sheet.
When the pan is hot, add 1 tbsp (1 1/2 tbsp) butter and breadcrumbs. Toast, stirring often, until butter melts and breadcrumbs are golden, 1-2 min.Remove from heat.
Spread mayo over tops of tilapia.Sprinkle toasted breadcrumbs over mayo, pressing down gently to adhere.Roast in the middle of the oven, until tilapia is cooked through, 8-10 min.**
Meanwhile, heat the same pan (from step 2) over medium-high.When hot, add 1 tbsp (1 1/2 tbsp) butter, then swirl the pan until melted. Add zucchini. Cook, stirring occasionally, until tender-crisp, 3-4 min.Add tomatoes, stock powder, remaining Zesty Garlic Blend, orzo and reserved pasta water. Season with pepper, then bring to a simmer.
Once simmering, reduce heat to medium.Add Parmesan. Stir until Parmesan melts and mixture thickens slightly and coats orzo, 2-3 min.Divide orzo between plates. Top with tilapia.