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Easy Broiled Tilapia Parmesan

Posted on | September 21, 2010 | by Jennifer | 2 Comments | Print Recipe

Hey Lauren,

My friend Darren shared this recipe with me a while back and I’m so happy that I finally tried it out. This recipe couldn’t be any easier, and there isn’t much of a mess because you are mixing all of the ingredients into a small bowl and cooking on aluminum foil that can be tossed (or recycled) after cooking. Oh, and did I mention, no chopping? You know I hate to chop! This can be made on the fish of your choice, or over chicken!


Broiled Tilapia Parmesan

Servings: 8


  • 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. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. This was so good and such a unique mix of flavors. This is the perfect recipe for a quick and easy, but so good, weeknight dinner.

  5. I loved this recipe so much, that I made it again a few nights later for JH, but the land lovers version since he’s allergic to fish. I made enough topping for 4 servings, yet only cooked 2 pieces of chicken so that it could bake in the sauce to stay moist. I baked at 350 degrees for 30 minutes, or until chicken is cooked through, and broiled for another 5 until golden brown.


2 Responses to “Easy Broiled Tilapia Parmesan”

  1. Chelsey
    September 21st, 2010 @ 7:29 pm

    Hey Jennifer! This looks really tasty. One quick question…I’m not a huge mayo fan but it looks like it just acts as a way to bind everything together in your recipe. Does the mayo taste/consistency stand out in the final product?

  2. Jennifer
    September 22nd, 2010 @ 3:27 pm

    heeeey chelsey!!! the mayo does give it a little bit of a creamy consistency (a cream flavor that JH couldn’t place when trying to guess the ingredients). i wonder if sour cream would work. it’s a bit tangy and nearly the same consistency. i would try that, and if you do, you’ll have to let us know how it turned out! :) good to hear from you.

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