Pecan encrusted Tilapia / Peltex Spatula

Number 8 on the list of essential tools.  The Peltex spatula is a sturdy, yet flexible tool that can make flipping delicate items much easier.  This item went through some heavy debate before making the cut- at a glance it just looks like a slotted spatula, but sealed the deal was a safety issue.  One of the most painful burns I have received is from flipping fish and getting hot oil splattering up from the pan. And not only that, it is disheartening when you spend the money on a beautiful piece of fish and it breaks apart in the pan.  The Peltex has a flat metal edge that does a great job deglazing, and the surface area makes making a birds nest a breeze.

We decided to create a pecan encrusted tilapia to illustrate the functionality of the Peltex.  This is a great way to incorporate fish into your diet.  The crust is what makes the dish special.  A key ingredient that will help this dish is Panko bread crumbs. Mix the crumbs with the chopped pecans, and you will attain the crunch factor.  We also recommend using a cast iron pan. Once again, the thick surface will aid to create a thick, rich, crust.


2 responses

  1. Pam Darling

    I think I’d like the spatula. Where do you buy them? My husband is always looking for a thin spatula. He usually gives in an uses the cheap plastic ones you can buy at the grocery and we just replace them.

    May 14, 2010 at 1:43 pm

  2. Deborah Wald

    Hi Kim,
    I wanted to tell you about the Rosedale Market starting Sunday May 16th from noon-4pm. (Every Sunday)
    It is at the corner of Southwest Blvd and Rainbow at the Southwest Boulevard Family Care Center. 9 Vendors and 3 Community Gardens will participate.
    Take Care,
    Deb Wald

    May 15, 2010 at 3:56 pm

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