Crab Stuffed Tilapia Fillets

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"This super easy stuffed fish recipe turns out perfectly every time and is always a hit!!"

Original recipe yields 2 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (405.9 g)
  • Calories 527.5
  • Total Fat - 23.3 g
  • Saturated Fat - 13.2 g
  • Cholesterol - 226.9 mg
  • Sodium - 849.5 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 13.5 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 0.4 g
  • Sugars - 3.8 g
  • Protein - 63.3 g
  • Calcium - 495.6 mg
  • Iron - 2.3 mg
  • Vitamin C - 3.5 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.3 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1

Melt 1 tablespoon butter in a skillet and add the garlic; cook for a couple of minutes until garlic just starts to brown.

Step 2

Remove from burner and add the bread crumbs; mix well.

Step 3

Add the crab meat and mix well.

Step 4

Add 2 tablespoons of the fresh grated parmesan and mix well.

Step 5

Allow this mixture to cool enough so you can handle it with your hands.

Step 6

Fit a baking pan with a wire rack and spray the rack with olive oil.

Step 7

Fill this pan about 1/4 inch with water.

Step 8

Place one of the tilapia fillets over the rack and season with salt and pepper.

Step 9

Pack the crab mixture evenly over this fillet.

Step 10

Place the other fillet over the crab mixture and season with salt and pepper.

Step 11

Bake in a preheated 350 degree Fahrenheit oven for 30 to 35 minutes, depending on thickness of fillets, until fish starts to flake when poked with a fork.

Step 12

Turn oven off but leave the fish inside with the door slightly open while you make your sauce.

Step 13

In a small saucepan, melt 1 tablespoon butter over medium heat; add the garlic powder and flour and cook while stirring for 2 minutes.

Step 14

Whisk in the milk a bit at time until mixture starts to thicken; add 1/2 cup fresh grated parmesan cheese and stir to blend well.

Step 15

Spoon the sauce over the stuffed fish fillets and enjoy.

Tips & Variations

No special items needed.

6 Reviews


A most delicious seafood meal that both me and my son enjoyed together. The sauce gives it the finishing touch!


review by:
(5 Apr 2014)


This was easy, and filling, but very bland. Not bad, we just felt it needed more depth of flavour. I'm glad I used four 5 ounce fillets because I had more than plenty enough stuffing, and there was at least 3x as much sauce as we needed...enough so that we used it over the steamed broccoli I served on the side as well as over the fish, and I still had almost 3/4 cup left over. I also had to add another tablespoon of flour, because the sauce wasn't thickening after several minutes.


review by:
(4 Mar 2014)


The combination of the crab with the fish was delicious and with the added filling and sauce it came together with a great blend of flavors that we thought were super good!


review by:
(17 Jan 2014)


I went to the store yesterday to pick up for fresh flounder. It really didn't take long to prepare and I baked it for 30 minutes and it was cooked just right, white all the way through. The sauce was delicious and so easy to make too. It is a company worthy recipe with weekday preparation time. It doesn't get much better than that! I had a baked sweet potato with a little sauce on it too, along with some fresh steamed broccoli. What a great meal it was Bea! Thank you for sharing it! I now have another favorite that is quick and delicious too :) Linda


(4 Apr 2013)


I love finding new fish recipes because we usually eat it a few times a week. I made this with filet of sole and we loved it. They had it on sale so it was a good time to pick up some. I doubled it and then made some up to freeze. As I take them out to eat I will make up the sauce so it is fresh to pour over the top of the fish. I am so excited I found this. A keeper for me!


(2 Apr 2013)

Sue Lau

Really tasty and easy fish and the stuffing is generous and not just filled with bread. I used a package of crab I got at the seafood counter. Served with oven roasted asparagus and didn't need a starch since it was all very deliciously filling.


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(1 Apr 2013)