This Panko Crusted Snapper on a Tostada is made with snapper, panko crumbs, cumin, garlic and tostadas. This dish is one of the best Mexican seafood recipes. The snapper is encrusted with panko crumbs and flavored with cumin, garlic and paprika. Do NOT skip the aioli sauce, this completes the dish. It is absolutely phenomenal and you will love this!
This Panko Crusted Snapper on a Tostada is always going to be a crowd pleaser. Tostadas are basically flat crunchy tacos. You can actually buy these at the store or make your own with corn tortillas. Making your own takes up more time BUT it will always taste better. For this recipe you can use either, but I highly encourage you to fry the tortillas.
As for the fish, you can use any white fish like mahi mahi, cod, or even tilapia. This fish is baked although you can fry the fish with the panko crumb mixture as well. I like baking panko crumbs to keep that extra crispiness to it.
How to make Panko Crusted Snapper on a Tostada
Make the sauce. Blend the chipotle chilies, lime juice, cilantro and salt and pepper. Add more lime juice if you need help blending. Add mixture into a bowl as well as the mayo and stir well.
Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F.
Prepare the snapper. Add the panko crumbs in a baking dish and toast in the oven for 5-7 minutes. In a shallow dish, add the panko crumbs, paprika, garlic powder, cumin, salt and pepper. In a bowl, add the whisked egg and the Worcestershire sauce.
Spray a baking sheet or a cast iron with non-stick cooking spray. Dip the fish into the eggs and then toss in the panko crumbs. Place on the sprayed baking sheet. Repeat with the rest of the fish. Bake, uncovered, for 18-22 minutes or until the fish reaches 145 degrees F and flakes easily with a fork.
Make the tostadas (skip this step if you bought tostadas). While the fish is baking, fry the tortillas. Add about ½ inch oil in a medium skillet on medium heat and wait for it to shimmer. Fry the tortillas on each side about 3-6 minutes, or until stiff. Add on a plate lined with paper towels.
Assemble the snapper tostadas. Cut the fish in half and place on top of the tostada. Drizzle the chipotle aioli and garnish with cilantro.
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