Parmesan Tilapia is the kind of fish you make for people who don’t like fish. It’s a mild fish covered with a parmesan sauce that is so good. Add this to your healthy recipe file.
When John and I first were married we were completely anti-seafood with the exception of crab legs.
Later in our marriage as we explored healthier meals we slowly started acquired a taste to fish. Now we love it. John says this fish tastes like Doritos. Who doesn’t like Doritos?
I would qualify this fish as fish for those who don’t like fish.
This has only 203 calories a serving if you are trying to watch your girlish figure.
Tilapia is a delicate fish which is why we bake it. Grilling would end up with pieces all over the grill unless you use foil.
CAN I USE THIS TOPPING ON OTHER TYPES OF FISH?
This Parmesan topping is great on all kinds of fish. Salmon, swordfish, halibut, or snapper would be great in this recipe.
OTHER FISH RECIPES:
- Grilled Asian Salmon
- Rosemary Ranch Salmon
- Baked Dijon Salmon
- Grilled Tilapia with Mango Salsa
- Honey Pecan Salmon
This Parmesan Tilapia is the kind of fish you make for people who don't like fish. It's a mild fish covered with a parmesan sauce that is so good.
- 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. I like to sprinkle the fillets with salt, pepper, and a little Cajun seasoning for some kick. 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 2-3 more minutes or until the topping is browned and fish flakes easily with a fork. Be careful not to over cook the fish. This yields 4 servings.
*Note: Most of the time I half the topping especially if I'm trying to eat healthy. I still have plenty of topping for the fish.