Crispy Fish with Creamed Corn

crispy fish with creamed corn
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  • 4Servings


  • 4 tilapia fillets (5 to 6 oz. each)
  • 6 tablespoons grainy mustard
  • 1 cup (2 oz.) fresh breadcrumbs
  • 4 cups fresh corn kernels (from 8 ears)
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1/4 cup EVOO
  • 2 tablespoons chopped flat-leaf parsley
  • 2 beefsteak tomatoes, cut into wedges


Season the fish with salt and pepper and place on a large plate; spread 1 1/2 tbsp. mustard evenly on top of each piece. Sprinkle the breadcrumbs over the mustard, pressing to adhere. Refrigerate while you make the creamed corn.

Using a food processor, puree 3 cups corn kernels. Transfer to a small saucepan and stir in the remaining 1 cup kernels. Add the butter and cook over medium heat until hot, about 5 minutes. Stir in the cream and cook, stirring occasionally, until slightly thickened, about 5 minutes. Season with salt and pepper. Remove from the heat and cover to keep warm.

In a nonstick skillet, heat 2 tbsp. EVOO over medium-high heat. Add 2 pieces of fish crumb side down, reduce the heat to medium and cook, turning once, until golden and crisp, about 8 minutes. Repeat with the remaining 2 tbsp. EVOO and fish.

Serve the fish on a bed of the creamed corn. Sprinkle with the parsley and serve with the tomato wedges. Season with pepper.