Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Tilapia Parmesan

If you are like me this time of year, you are resorting to fast food and cookies far too often.  Not that there is anything wrong with cookies....but you know what I mean.  Do you know what is perfect for those nights you don't seem to have enough hours in your day?  Fish!  It is such a quick and easy thing to cook.  Dare I say, it is easier and quicker than hitting the drive through?  I should add, my kids absolutely LOVE Tilapia prepared this way.  They INHALE it and I never seem to make enough to satisfy them.


Tilapia Parmesan

1/2 c. Parmesan Cheese
1/4 c. Butter, softened
3 Tbsp. Mayonnaise (light is fine)
2 Tbsp. Fresh Lemon Juice
1/4 tsp. Basil, dried
1/4 tsp. ground Black Pepper
1/8 tsp. Onion Powder
1/8 tsp. Celery Salt
2 lbs. Tilapia Fillets
Cajun Seasoning, optional

Preheat your oven's broiler.  Grease a broiling pan, or line pan with aluminum foil.  In a small bowl, mix together the Parmesan, butter, mayonnaise, and lemon juice.  Season with basil, pepper, onion powder, and celery salt.  Mix well and set aside.

Arrange fillets on a single layer on the prepared pan.  Sprinkle the fillets with some Cajun Seasoning if you would like a little extra kick.  Broil a few inches from the heat for 2-3 minutes.  Flip the fillets over and broil a few 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 (mine could have used an extra minute browning, as you can see) and fish flakes easily with a fork.  Be careful not to overcook the fish!

Sources: Allrecipes & The Girl Who Ate Everything

1 comment:

  1. This looks delish!!! I am certainly going to have to try it next week :)



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