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Crab-Stuffed Tilapia


Make yourself an extra special dinner with this Crab-Stuffed Tilapia. Pair this with a fresh vegetable, like some garlic roasted asparagus, and a glass of white wine.

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  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 1 celery rib, finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup plus 6 tablespoons butter, divided
  • 1 cup lump crabmeat, drained
  • 1/3 cup dry bread crumbs
  • 1/3 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 2 tablespoons diced pimientos, drained
  • 1/4 teaspoon seafood seasoning
  • 4 tilapia fillets, 6 ounces each
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika


Servings 4
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Step 1

In a large skillet, sauté onion and celery in 1/4 cup butter until tender. Remove from the heat; stir in the crab, bread crumbs, mayonnaise, egg, pimientos and seafood seasoning.

Spread 1/3 cup crab mixture over fillets. Roll up each from the pointed end; secure with toothpicks. Place seam side down in a greased 9-in. square baking pan.

Melt remaining butter; drizzle over fish. Sprinkle with salt and paprika.

Bake, uncovered, at 400 degrees Fahrenheit for 25 to 30 minutes or until fish flakes easily with a fork. Discard toothpicks. Spoon pan juices over fish.a

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