Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Broiled Tilapia Parmesan

We love eating fish but for some reason I don't make it that often. I just forget about it or try to buy it when it's on sale. Tilapia was on sale a few weeks ago and I remembered this recipe I had made a few years back. I found it on and it's very simple and has great flavor. I bought 2 fillets that were about one pound total. Jordan thought because the fish was so light we should have had 2 additional fillets so keep that in mind if you make this. If you go with 4 fillets just double the rest of your ingredients.

Serves 2 people
1/4 cup Parmesan cheese
2 tablespoons butter, softened
1 tablespoon and 1-1/2 teaspoons mayonnaise
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
1/8 teaspoon dried basil
1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper
1/8 teaspoon onion powder
1/8 teaspoon celery salt
1 pound 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. I seasoned the fillets with some Old Bay seasoning as well.

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. The fillet on the left has the cheese mixture added.

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.

I served with steamed carrots and rice. Enjoy!

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