Saturday, December 5, 2009

Parmesan Tilapia


Go Fish!  While the once popular children's game would come to mind for most, I'm actually referring to the theme that has been (or is going to be) common amongst our kitchen.  In the spirit of "going healthy" and in light of preparing for the ultimate gorging over the holidays, we are trying really hard to eat more fish and seafood.  One of my favorites (although some may find it boring) is Tilapia!  I don't find it boring at all and actually prefer it's mildness and meaty substance because it can take on so many different flavors and be used in a variety of ways! 

This recipe is one of my own and has to be one of the easiest and most inexpensive meals I know how to make (aside from popping in a frozen dinner or making it out of a box)!  The Tilapia, itself, is initially cooked with simplicity using a little olive oil, salt and pepper.  Later on, it is coated with a creamy parmesan sauce that has a hint of lemon and a richness that isn't overpowering.  And if you're like me and are the one that eats the burnt cheese crusted on the sides of the homemade mac and cheese, you'll especially love this one because after sitting under the broiler, the parmesan gets slightly overdone and makes this dish uberly delightful!

Parmesan Tilapia
Printable Recipe

6 Tilapia Fillets
Olive Oil
1/4 cup Mayonnaise
1/4 cup Grated Parmesan Cheese
1 Tbsp. Lemon Juice

Heat oven to 325 degrees.  Place fillets on a baking sheet lined with aluminum foil.  Drizzle olive oil over fillets and season with salt and pepper.  Bake for 10-12 minutes or until no longer translucent. 

In a small bowl, mix together mayonnaise, cheese and lemon juice.  Spread mixture over each fillet generously.  Turn oven off and turn on broiler; broil fish for 3-5 minutes or until topping becomes bubbly and brown.  Remove and serve immediately.

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Kari on May 18, 2010 at 10:38 PM said...

I've never seen my husband devour his tilapia faster than with this recipe. He even asked if I made extras, which I usually don't do with fish, but apparently I need to next time! One serving wasn't enough for him!

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