1/2 cup Parmesan cheese
1/4 cup butter, softened
3 T mayonnaise (I used Miracle Whip, either would be fine)
2 T fresh lemon juice
1/4 t basil
1/4 t ground black pepper
1/8 t onion powder
1/8 t celery salt
2 pounds tilapia fillets
1. Preheat oven's broiler. Grease a broiling pan or line pan with aluminum foil.
2. In a small bowl, mix together the Parmesan cheese, butter, mayonnaise and lemon juice. Season with basil, pepper, onion powder and celery salt. Mix well and set aside.
3. 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 minutes more or until the topping is browned and fish flakes easily with a fork. Be careful not to over cook the fish.
*Excellent, this was gobbled up at our house, but then we really like fish. I bought a bag of frozen tilapia fillets at Walmart (there were 10 medium fillets in the bag for $6.50, I used 5 of the fillets for this recipe) and I feel like I've found an inexpensive meal to add to our rotation. Overall, I would prefer salmon, but the Parmesan cheese really made this fish savory. I think the freshly grated Parmesan cheese would even be better and give the dish a more appetizing appearance. This one is definitely a keeper.