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Parmesan Tilapia

Whenever we do a recipe swap, I look at the other recipes that were swapped, and bookmark the ones that I'm interested in trying later. From the fish swap in September 2011, I bookmarked Parmesan Tilapia. It sounded quick and easy, and used ingredients that I almost always have on hand. And this week, a 2-lb bag of individually frozen tilapia filets was on sale at the grocery store. 

Obviously, having bookmarked the recipe, I was pretty sure I would like it. But I was pleasantly surprised by how much I liked it. It was tangy and very flavorful. I served it over chopped kale, with a side of whole wheat cous cous.

Parmesan Tilapia
Recipe from The Cookaholic Wife, who adapted it from Mrs. B Cooks


  • 1 lb. tilapia filets
  • 2 tbs. butter, softened
  • 1 tbs. mayo
  • 1 tbs. lemon juice
  • ¼ cup Parmesan cheese
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • ⅛ tsp. onion powder
  • ¼ tsp. Italian seasoning
  • salt and pepper to taste


  1. Preheat the oven to broil. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil and spray with non-stick cooking spray.
  2. Place the fish on the baking sheet and season with salt and pepper.
  3. In a small bowl, add the butter, mayo, Parmesan cheese, lemon juice, garlic, onion powder and Italian seasonings. Stir to combine.
  4. Broil the tilapia for 3 minutes, then flip the fish over and broil on the other side for 2 more minutes.
  5. Remove the fish from the oven and spread the cheese mixture over the fish. Return to the oven and broil until the fish is lightly golden brown.

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