Thursday, February 3, 2011

Broiled Tilapia Parmesan

Broiled Tilapia Parmesan

1/2 cup Parmesan cheese
1/4 cup butter, softened
3 tablespoons mayonnaise
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1/4 teaspoon dried basil
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
1/8 teaspoon onion powder
1/8 teaspoon celery salt
2 pounds tilapia fillets

Preheat your oven's broiler. Grease a broiling pan or line pan with aluminum foil.
In a small bowl, mix together the Parmesan cheese, butter, mayonnaise and lemon juice. Season with dried basil, pepper, onion powder and celery salt. Mix well and set aside.
Arrange fillets in a single layer on the prepared pan. Broil a few inches from the heat for 2 to 3 minutes. Flip the fillets over and broil for a couple more minutes. Remove the fillets from the oven and cover them with the Parmesan cheese mixture on the top side. Broil for 2 more minutes or until the topping is browned and fish flakes easily with a fork. Be careful not to over cook the fish.

{cooks note}

As my sister would say "Best white fish recipe I have made at home."  My other sister emailed this to me a few months ago and I had yet to try it.  I picked up some Tilapia at Costco and decided to try it.  Wow.  So, so good.  I used 2.5 pounds because 1) my husband eats a lot! and 2) we like leftovers.  Since I cooked a little more fish than the recipe called for I added a little bit extra of everything. This fish is so light and flakey, you'll definitely want more.  The good news is the leftovers, if there are any, are just as good as the first day if not better.  If you hesitate buying fish because of the cost, try and make extra room in your monthly budget for it.  It's so healthy for you.

I got 8 fillets in my bag.  

Each fillet is individually wrapped. 

I like to use fresh grated Parmesan cheese whenever I can.  It's somewhat unusual for a fish recipe to include any type of cheese.

Another ingredient that threw me off.

The mixture, once everything is added.  Doesn't look that tasty yet.

I used heavy duty tinfoil and lined my pan with it.  You really can't beat one less pan to wash.

Just out of the oven...

and just before entering my mouth.  Please try this soon and let me know what you think.


Chelsea said...

I'm glad you liked it. Funny that I found it just by searching online for a Tilapia recipe.

I also like to have extra sauce because I think it's so yummy and then you can put it on the rice as well. Just a thought.

Erin said...

i made this tonight and I really liked it. Good flavor and I think tilapia is the least fishiest fish I've had. Thanks!

erica e said...

hey candace! thanks for a delicious recipe! the kiddos even had seconds and that NEVER happens! i'm glad yall are doing well in washington!

Andrea said...

This was yum yummy yum yum.