Thursday, August 19, 2010

Broiled Tilapia Parmesan

Taken from allrecipes
Serves 5
15 minutes

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.

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