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Pretzel-Crusted Fish

Pretzel-Crusted Fish with Green Beans and Horseradish Sauce

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We love the combination of tender, flaky fish with a crunchy outer topping. This sensational dish, which started as a test kitchen experiment and quickly became a customer favorite and now a Popular Recipe, features one of our go-to snacks: pretzels. Crushed into crumbs, they make the perfect crunchy and slightly salty coating for flaky tilapia. Green beans and lemony horseradish mayo accompany the fish in this tasty dinner which will be a hit with kids and adults alike.

  • Spicy
Serving size
2servings
Prep & cook time
minutes
Cooking Skill
medium

Ingredients & Equipment

What we send

  • lemon
    • 1
    • lemon
  • garlic
    • 2 cloves
    • garlic
  • parsley
    • 1/8 ounce
    • parsley
  • scallions
    • 3
    • scallions
  • green beans
    • 10 ounces
    • green beans
  • tilapia
    • 10 ounces
    • tilapia
  • flour
    • 1/2 cup
    • flour
  • Pretzel Crisps
    • 1 1/2 cup
    • Pretzel Crisps
  • unsalted butter
    • 2 packets
    • unsalted butter
  • mayonnaise
    • 2 tablespoons
    • mayonnaise
  • horseradish
    • 1/2 tablespoon
    • horseradish

What You’ll Need

  • 12" large nonstick pan
  • large pan or other heavy object
  • baking sheet

Cooking Steps

  1. Prepare Ingredients

    Prepare Ingredients

    Preheat oven to 400°F. Halve lemon. Mince garlic. Rinse remaining produce. Finely chop parsley leaves, discarding stems. Trim scallions, discarding roots, and cut on a diagonal into ¼-inch slices. Trim and discard ends of green beans. Pat tilapia dry with paper towel. 

  2. Sauté Green Beans

    Sauté Green Beans

    Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in a large nonstick pan over medium-high heat. When oil is shimmering, add scallions and green beans and sauté, stirring, until green beans are bright green and tender, 4-5 minutes. Add garlic and half of parsley and sauté, stirring, until fragrant, 1-2 minutes more. Remove from heat and stir in juice of ½ lemon. Season with ¼ teaspoon salt and pepper as desired. Transfer to 2 serving plates and set aside.

  3. Coat Fish

    Coat Fish

    Place flour on a large plate. Season with ⅛ teaspoon salt and pepper as desired. In a large shallow bowl, beat 1 egg. Season with ⅛ teaspoon salt and pepper as desired. Using a large pan or other heavy object, crush Pretzel Crisps in their bag. Place on a separate large plate. Dredge tilapia in flour, shaking off excess. Dip in egg, allowing excess to drip off. Dredge in crushed Pretzel Crisps, pressing to adhere.

  4. Sear Fish

    Sear Fish

    Wipe pan from green beans clean and add butter and 1 teaspoon olive oil over medium heat. When butter is foamy, add tilapia in a single layer and sear until golden on bottom, 2-3 minutes. Add 1 teaspoon olive oil to pan, flip fish, and cook until golden on both sides, 2-3 minutes more. Place on a baking sheet and roast in oven until fish is cooked through and opaque, 8-10 minutes. Transfer fish to serving plates with green beans. 

  5. Make Horseradish Sauce

    Make Horseradish Sauce

    While tilapia cooks, in a medium bowl, stir together mayonnaise, horseradish, juice of remaining ½ lemon, and remaining parsley until fully combined. Season with ⅛ teaspoon salt and pepper as desired.

  6. Plate Fish

    Plate Fish

    Serve pretzel-crusted fish with green beans and horseradish sauce for dipping. Dig into your terrific dinner!

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