Meal Kit

Tilapia Milanese with Arugula Tomato Salad

and shaved Parmesan

Prep & Cook Time: 35-45 min.

Cook Within: 3 days

Difficulty Level: Intermediate

Spice Level: Not Spicy

Contains: Fish (Tilapia), Milk, Wheat

All ingredients are individually packaged, but our central facility is not certified allergen-free. Furthermore, ingredient contents may vary. Please check ingredient packaging for allergens and nutrition facts. If you have serious allergies, please use your best judgment or consult a health professional to decide if our meals are safe for you!
A note about serious food allergies

The milanese, the lightly breaded, lightly fried, close cousin to the parmigiana, is normally seen in these parts with a nicely pounded piece of chicken. But that delightful crunch can't just be confined to the cluck cluck contingent. Flaky, light fish takes to this delicate preparation like… like… well, like a fish to water. The analogy may not be perfect, but the meal surely is. Tip: This recipe has a shallot, which sometimes is rough to mince. Easiest way to mince shallot? Make thin slices lengthwise, then slices across, resulting in minced shallot.

In Your Box (serves 2)

  • Info
    12 oz. Tilapia Fillets
  • 6 fl. oz. Canola Oil
  • 4 oz. Grape Tomatoes
  • Info
    1 cup Panko Breadcrumbs
  • Info
    2 oz. Sour Cream
  • 2 oz. Baby Arugula
  • 1 Shallot
  • 1 fl. oz. Red Wine Vinegar
  • Info
    1 oz. Shaved Parmesan
  • 1 Tbsp. Meatloaf Seasoning

Due to our just-in-time sourcing model, we may have to send you a substitute ingredient. Not to worry! We make sure every ingredient sent to you meets our high quality standards. We’ll keep you informed should a switch occur, so please check the ingredient labels in your meal bag.

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Recipe Steps

You Will Need

  • Olive Oil
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • 2 Mixing Bowls
  • 1 Medium Non-Stick Pan

Before You Cook

Cooking Guidelines

To ensure food safety, the FDA recommends the following as minimum internal cooking temperatures:

  • Steak and Pork 145° F (rest cooked meat, 3 minutes) |
  • Seafood 145° F |
  • Chicken 165° F |
  • Ground Beef 160° F |
  • Ground Turkey 165° F |
  • Ground Pork 160° F

Customize It Instructions

  • If using chicken breasts, follow same instructions in Steps 1, 3, and 4. In Step 4, cooking until chicken is golden brown and reaches minimum internal temperature, 5-7 minutes per side.

  • If using mahi-mahi, follow same instructions in Steps 1, 3, and 4. In Step 4, cook until fish is golden brown and reaches minimum internal temperature, 4-6 minutes per side.

  1. 1

    Prepare the Ingredients

    Slice tomatoes into 1/4" rounds.

    Peel and mince shallot.

    Pat tilapia dry, and season both sides with seasoning blend.

  2. 2

    Marinate the Tomatoes

    In a mixing bowl, combine tomatoes, shallot, vinegar, 4 tsp. olive oil, 1/4 tsp. salt, and a pinch of pepper. Set aside at least 10 minutes for flavors to marry.

  3. 3

    Prepare the Tilapia

    Place canola oil in a medium non-stick pan and place over medium-high heat. Heat oil, 3-5 minutes.

    While oil heats, combine sour cream, 1/4 tsp. salt, and 1/4 cup cold water in another mixing bowl. Place panko evenly on a plate or shallow bowl.

    Dip tilapia into sour cream mixture, coating completely. Transfer tilapia to panko, flipping to fully cover and pressing gently to adhere.

  4. 4

    Fry the Tilapia

    Line a plate with paper towel.

    Test oil temperature by adding a pinch of panko to it. It should sizzle gently. If it browns immediately, turn heat down and let oil cool. If it doesn't brown, increase heat.

    Working in batches, add tilapia to hot oil and cook until golden brown and internal temperature reaches 145 degrees, 3-5 minutes per side.

    Transfer tilapia to towel-lined plate. Season with 1/4 tsp. salt and a pinch of pepper.

  5. 5

    Toss Salad and Finish Dish

    Add arugula and Parmesan to tomato-shallot mixture and gently combine.

    Plate dish as pictured on front of card. Bon appétit!

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