How to make tilapia...

Is what I googled. And I found the best recipe! I love shellfish, and I really want to love all the rest. But I don't. But its healthy. You can see my dilemma. So I had a friend tell me that Tilapia is the tastiest and mildest fish, so I bought some frozen filets when they were on sale at Safeway.

So I made this recipe and looooved it! Lurved it. It was better than a lot of chicken I've eaten. Plus it was fast and easy and cheap, who could ask for more? So without further ado...


  • 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
  • 2 pounds tilapia fillets


  1. Preheat your 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 dried 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 more minutes or until the topping is browned and fish flakes easily with a fork. Be careful not to over cook the fish.


Amy Dayton said...

Yum! I make a very similar recipe with Orange Roughy- a very mild and tasty fish. I also add chopped up green onion. It is my husbands favorite!

the Eggett's said...

that sounds so dang good. thanks Brandi!

Becca's Blog said...

I have Tilapia in my freezer and had no idea what to do with it. I am so excited about this! Thanks Brandi... I know I can trust your taste. Whatever you make is delicious!