Mar 31, 2009

The Fish You Should Make if You Think You Don't Know how to Cook Fish. (Parmesan Crusted Tilapia)

I love to cook.
I love to cook all things.
But for some reason I have always been kinda intimidated by fish.
I've always heard how tricky it is.
Easy to over-cook
Easy to dry out.
Easy to mess up!

Well... Not this fish!
I promise, it'll be a winner every darn time!
All of my kids love it!
My spoiled-rotten sister came over last night for dinner.
She was skeptical, because she is not very fond of fish.
She is a food snob!

Guess what! She loved it! Ha!
Try it! You'll be glad you did!
Dana's Parmesan Crusted Tilapia.
  • 2 lbs Tilapia fillets (Orange Roughy, Cod or Snapper works great too!)
  • 4 Tablespoons lemon juice, divided
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 tablespoons butter, room temperature
  • 3 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 4 tablespoons finely chopped green onions
  • 1/8 teaspoon (or a dash) seasoning salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon basil
  • black pepper (to taste)
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Lay fish fillets in a buttered baking dish or baking sheet , in one layer. ( do not stack)
  3. Sprinkle with 2 Tablespoons Lemon Juice.
  4. In bowl combine cheese, butter, mayonnaise, 2 Tablespoons Lemon Juice, onions and seasonings.
  5. Stir well to thoroughly combine.
  6. Bake fish in preheated oven 10 to 20 minutes or until fish just starts to flake, remove from oven.
  7. Spread cheese mixture over fish, coating each evenly.
  8. return to oven, bake until golden.
This topping works GREAT for chicken too!!

**Tips** Baking time will depend on the thickness of the fish you use.
Watch fish closely so that it does not overcook.

Note: This fish can also be made in a broiler.

Broil 3 to 4 minutes or until almost done.
Add cheese and broil another 2 to 3 minutes or until browned.

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6 amazing comments. Talk To Me!!:

Bethany said...

In my defense, it's more homemade fish dishes I'm skeptical of.

Remember, I grew up around Grandma, who likes to poach all her fish in the microwave! It's no wonder I just recently discovered I like salmon.

- your spoiled rotten, "city girl", little sister

Bethany said...

Oh! And the chicken she made since we didn't have quite enough fish was freakin' awesome as well!

- Bethany

Anonymous said...

Love fish dishes of any type; tilapia is so tasty and versatile! Yours looks great.

Dutch donut girl said...

MMMmmmmm... I love fish!

Elyse said...

Mmm, this tilapia sounds fabulous. Tilapia is totally one of my go-to fishes--it can pick up so many diverse flavors. What a great and useful post! The fish sound delicious!

rebel said...

Yum. Sounds good to me.

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