I’m Cece! The girl who recently was the cause for all of Megan’s wedding posts, sorry about that – but I’m here to grace you with a fabulous recipe that is a Novotny household staple: Broiled Tilapia Parmesan. I love this recipe because the required ingredients are usually on hand, it’s simple to prepare, somewhat healthy (225 calories per serving) and ready to eat in less than 15 minutes. My kind of recipe!
1/2 cup Parmesan cheese
1/4 cup butter, softened
3 tablespoons mayonnaise
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1/4 teaspoon dried basil
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
1/8 teaspoon onion powder
1/8 teaspoon celery salt (I omit this since I don’t ever have it!)
2 pounds tilapia fillets
- Preheat your oven’s broiler. Grease a broiling pan or line pan with aluminum foil.
- In a small bowl, mix together the Parmesan cheese, butter, mayonnaise and lemon juice. Season with dried basil, pepper, onion powder and celery salt. Mix well and set aside.
- 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 topside. 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.
We typically serve it with a side of veggies and some rice, this time we used broccoli!