Oven Baked Fish Bites with Dipping Sauce


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Oven Baked Fish Bites with Dipping Sauce

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    Tilapia, which is a mild-flavored fish, pairs nicely with the punchy herb sauce.

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    Servings and Ingredients

    Serves 4
    1 lbs. Fish Market fresh tilapia fillets, cut into 1½-in. pieces
    1 ½ tsp. Old Bay lemon & herb seasoning
    ½ c. Hy-Vee all-purpose flour
    1 Hy-Vee large egg
    2 tbsp. Hy-Vee 2% reduced-fat milk
    1 c. Hy-Vee Italian seasoned panko bread crumbs
    2 tbsp. lemon zest, divided
    2 tbsp. chopped fresh dill, divided, plus additional for serving
    ¾ c. Hy-Vee tartar sauce
    1 tsp. onion & herb salt-free seasoning blend
    Coarsely ground Hy-Vee sea salt, for serving

    Things To Grab

    • Large rimmed baking pan
    • Hy-Vee nonstick cooking spray
    • Paper towels
    • 3 shallow bowls
    • Small bowl


    1. Preheat oven to 375 degree. Line a large rimmed baking pan with foil; spray with nonstick spray; set aside.

    2. Pat tilapia dry with paper towels. Sprinkle with lemon & herb seasoning; set aside. Place flour into a shallow bowl. Whisk egg and milk in another shallow bowl. Stir together bread crumbs, 1 tbsp. lemon zest and 1 tbsp. dill in a third shallow bowl.

    3. Dip fish, one piece at a time, into flour mixture to coat; shake off excess. Then dip into egg mixture; coat with panko mixture, gently pressing to adhere.

    4. Place coated fish pieces 1 in. apart in prepared baking pan. Generously spray with nonstick spray. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes or until fish reaches 145 degrees and is golden and crisp, turning occasionally and spraying with nonstick spray. Season to taste with sea salt.

    5. Stir together tartar sauce, remaining 1 tbsp. lemon zest, remaining 1 tbsp. dill and and onion and herb seasoning in a small bowl. 

    6. To serve, season fish bites to taste with sea salt and garnish with additional dill, if desired. Serve with sauce for dipping.

    Nutrition facts


    400 Calories per serving

    Amounts Per Serving

    • Total Fat: 18g
    • Cholesterol: 120mg
    • Sodium: 740mg
    • Total Carbohydrates: 28g
    • Protein: 35g

    Daily Values

    Iron 10%
    Calcium 4%
    Vitamin D 25%
    Potassium 10%