Parmesan Tilapia

It is almost the end of Lent and Easter is almost upon us!  I have managed to stay away from all cell phone/facebook games for the entire season of Lent…Candy Crush Saga, “with friends” games, and, most notably, Pet Rescue Saga.  I feel so lame just typing it out.  One of my really good friends also gave up Candy Crush Saga, so I know she feels my pain! 😉
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In any case, if you are searching for some more pescatarian recipes (or “fishovarian,” as I’ve always liked to call it) to tide you over until Lent is over, look no further, than this fantastic parmesan tilapia dish by The Girl Who Ate Everything.  Granted, I have never practiced giving up meat for holy days, as my own Christian faith does not call for that, but I know many people, of many faiths, who do, so I am happy to offer up some yummy fishy dishes! =)
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This meal will be on your table in, literally, just a few minutes, so it’s also a FAST dinner!  I paired it with corn, but you can pair it with rice, quinoa, etc…fish, in and of itself, is incredibly healthy, however adding in the mayo, cheese, and butter kind of amped-up the calorie count, hence I decided to make the side dish light.

In sum, it’s so good.  It’s fish.  It’s quick.  It’s simple.  It’s moist.  It’s creamy.  It’s flavourful.  It’s…well…everything!
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Ok, one side note.  Broiling.  This has always been tough for me, since my broiler has two options, low and high.  If I broil something on high, it burns in about 30 seconds.  I am not sure if the low setting gets the same effect.  Other broilers (like my mother’s) have one heat setting.  I have found that every single recipe I’ve read involving a broiler, does not specify the low or high setting, making it a bit frustrating.  In any case, I broiled on low, and then turned it to high in the last 1-2 minutes (watching it like a hawk for burning).  Let me know if you have any suggestions for me!
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Parmesan Tilapia

serves 2

Ingredients:
-1/4cu Parmesan cheese
-1/8cu unsalted butter, softened
-1.5tbsp mayonnaise
-1tbsp fresh lemon juice
-1/8tsp dried basil
-1/8tsp ground black pepper
-shake of onion powder
-shake of celery salt (I omitted this cuz I don’t have any)
-2 tilapia fillets (4-6oz each)

Directions:
-Preheat the broiler. Line a pan with aluminum foil, and spray 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 on the 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 2-3 more minutes or until the topping is browned and fish flakes easily with a fork.

Other parmesan fish recipes seen on Never The Same Dish:

Parmesan Tilapia (different recipe than above)

Other fish recipes seen on Never The Same Dish:

Crispy Baked Fish Sticks with Homemade Tartar Sauce

Pan Fried Halibut, Lemon Butter, and Dandelion Greens

Lemon Garlic Fish

Crispy Oven-Fried Fish

Fried Fish Sandwich with Spicy Mayo and Pickles

Crispy Panko Fish with Orange Sesame Sauce

Tuna and Pesto Sandwich

Swai Burgers with Watermelon Salsa

Healthy Homemade Fish Sticks

Potato-Crusted Salmon

Seared Ahi Tuna and Green Bean Salad

Barbecue Salmon Burgers

Tilapia Peach Packets

Tilapia and Gnocchi with White Cream Sauce

Pan-Seared Tilapia

Tilapia Fish Tacos

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