12 Days of Christmas Recipes: #8 Tilapia Parmesan

12 Days of Christmas Recipes: #8 Tilapia Parmesan

Calling all fish lovers! We don't want you or the fish to feel left out, now, do we? Here is a great way to serve Tilapia. Again, going for easy.

 

On the 8th day of Christmas my true love gave to me...Tilapia Parmesan!

Tilapia fillets ~ 4-6 but if you even make 1 you can use the same topping, just save the rest for next time.

Topping

  • 1 C Parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 C butter, softened
  • 3 Tbl mayo
  • 2 Tbl lemon juice
  • 1/4 tsp dried basil
  • 1/4 tsp  black pepper
  • 1/8 tsp onion powder
  • 1/8 tsp celery salt

 

  1.  Preheat your oven's broiler. Cover pan with foil. Using my favorite jelly roll pan again...it is getting a work out lately! Actually it is one of the only pans I ever use. If your spouse is into getting you practical-slightly expensive-but worth it-gifts for Christmas AND you actually like to cook, ask for a good sheet pan and a Le Creuset ~~~ http://www.lecreuset.com/en-us/Products/Product-Overview/
  2. If they like getting you incredibly expensive ones...go with diamonds, a trip to the Mediterreanean or a new car.
  3. Mix together the topping mixture.
  4. Put tilapia on the foil and broil on a high rack height for 2 to 3 minutes. Flip the fillets over and broil for a couple more minutes.  Pull the pan out and place about a Tablespoon of the cheese mixture on the top of each fillet. Broil for 2 more minutes or until the topping is brown. The skinny edges of the fish might also be a little brown, which I love.

I have a feeling that this topping would be good on chicken, too.  Broil 7 minutes on each side. Then top.  Experiment at your own risk.

And, on a final note DON'T WALK AWAY FROM THE BROILER!!! sorry to yell.  If you do...you might meet the big man with boots and a suit and it won't be Santa.  He will be a fireman coming in through your window.

(Feel free to blame me for the diamonds, the trip, and the car request. I have wide shoulders.  When they roll their eyes, say...OK, I guess I will just ask for a Le Creuset, then.  Guilt.  It's a beautiful thing.

...and a partridge in a pear tree!

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