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Broiled Parmesan Tilapia

Broiled Parmesan Tilapia

Tilapia is such a versatile fish, since it is so mild.  However you season it, the flavors you use, come straight through.  Our Broiled Parmesan Tilapia is such a recipe, except we have a seasoning mixture which includes Parmesan Cheese and herbs, for a light, cheesy-herb flavor.  You can substitute other white fish, such as Cod, Swai or Halibut.

We have it set to broil, but if you bake, grill or plank your fish, just adapt the cooking time to these other methods.  Cooking on a Cedar or Alderwood plank on our grill is our favorite way to cook fish outdoors.  This recipe works well anyway you choose to cook it, as long as the cheese get a chance to melt.

Yield: 8 Servings

1/2 Cup Fresh Grated Parmesan Cheese
1/4 Cup Softened Butter
3 Tablespoons Mayonnaise
2 Tablespoons Fresh Lemon Juice
1/8 Teaspoon Celery Seed
1/8 Teaspoon Onion Powder
1/4 Teaspoon Ground Black Pepper
1/4 Teaspoon Dried Basil
2 Pounds Tilapia Fillets

Preheat your oven’s broiler. Spray a broiling pan with non-stick spray. You can also coat lightly the pan with cooking oil. If you don’t have a broiling pan, you can also use a shallow baking pan.

In a small bowl, mix together the Parmesan cheese, butter, mayonnaise and lemon juice. Season with celery seed, pepper, basil, and onion powder. Mix well and set aside.

Arrange fillets on the prepared pan. Broil a few inches from the heat for 2 to 3 minutes. Flip the fillets over and broil for 2 to 3 more minutes. Remove the fillets from the oven. Spread the Parmesan cheese mixture on the top side of the fillets. Broil for 2 more minutes or until the topping is browned and fish flakes easily with a fork. Be careful not to over cook the fish. Serve immediately.